The Hadrami Diaspora: Interactions with India’s Malabar’s coast



Sapan Maini-Thompson



Original Date

July 1, 2018


My family is from India (not Kerala though) and having an interest in both Arabic and Indian history, I wanted to explore the interaction between these two spheres. I am especially interested in religious history and the spread of Islam in the pre-modern and early-modern world.

Sources & Future References

  • Asian Journal of Social Science

  • Converging cultures: the Hadrami diaspora in the Indian Ocean (Oxford Diasporas Programme)

  • The Hadrami Diaspora – Leif Manger

  • Arab Seafaring in the Indian Ocean in Ancient and Early Medieval Times - George F. Hourani, John Carswell

  • Aden & the Indian Ocean Trade: 150 Years in the Life of a Medieval Arabian Port - Roxani Eleni Margariti

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