Arabs in India

A small but recognizable people with Arab origins have over time settled in the India.Many who arrived in Gujarat were later recruited to the army. Most Gujarati Arabs were traders, and business men who sold or traded silk, diamonds and other valuables resulting in wealthy business men. The city of Surat and villages within the city are notorious for Arab settlements. Variav and Randev are the few villages that Arabs started their lives in. In Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Iraqis arrived in 15th and 16th century from Sindh, Pakistan. These people claim ancestry from Arab tribe of Bani Tamim.In Hyderabad, Chaush are Arab community of Hadhrami descent whose ancestors were recruited as soldier by Nizam of Hyderabad. In Kerala, Syed Thangals of Hadhrami descent settled around 17th century as missionaries to propagate Islam. There are also Shia Sayyids in Northern region of country who claim descent from Wasit, Iraq like Zaidis. Sunni Sayyid of the country also claim Arab descent from Sufi missionaries but it is hard to say that every Sufi really belonged to Arab. Most of the Sufis migrated from Persia. Sunni Sayyid also include converts from higher Hindu castes like Brahmin and Kshatriya. Sunni Sheikhs also claim Arab descent from Sufis or migrants but it remains hoax. They don't know their tribe but trace lineage from Umar, Abu Bakr and Uthman, the Rashidun Caliphate. Many of present Sheikhs converted from Hindu castes such as Kayasth and Rajput.

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Edouard Waintrop appointed artistic director of Red Sea International Film Festival

Screen Daily 15 Jun 2021
Waintrop is joining a team of programmers from across the world, including director of international programming Kaleem Aftab, director of Arab programmes and film classics Antoine Khalife, and programme manager Mohyee Qari ... Treasures is the festival’s classics ......

AUC Press releases Constructions of Masculinity in the Middle East and North Africa

Egypt Today 15 Jun 2021
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All Africa 15 Jun 2021
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TDN 15 Jun 2021
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Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea film fest welcomes Edouard Waintrop as artistic director

Gulf News 14 Jun 2021
They will join a team of programmers from across the world, including film critic Kaleem Aftab (Director of International Programming), Antoine Khalife (Director of Arab Programmes & Film Classics), and Mohyee Qari (Programme Manager) ... Treasures. A focus on the classics, including acclaimed titles from across the ages, and across the world....

Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Festival Appoints Edouard Waintrop As Artistic Director

Vibe Magazine 14 Jun 2021
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11 Brilliant things to do with kids in Dubai this week

Gulf News 13 Jun 2021
Children will be engaged in classic Arabic and English stories and will have a fun time singing songs and playing in both languages to spark a love of literacy and enhance their vocabulary in both languages ... and Oreo as well classics such as Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry....

A collection of works of female writers of Arab heritage sets out to ‘win hearts, ...

Arab News 12 Jun 2021
Spanning several millennia, the volume includes the works of classical poets, award-winning contemporary authors and emerging writers ... The idea arose after Dabbagh stumbled on an anthology called “Classical Poems by Arab Women,” which contained writings from the pre-Islamic period up to the fall of Andalusia in 1492....

From Ragheb Alama to ‘Mamma Mia!’: eight shows to see at Dubai Opera

The National 11 Jun 2021
From classical concerts featuring seasoned talent and shows by acclaimed Arabic artists to stand-up comedy and a blockbuster musical, the coming calendar aims to please all tastes ... After 2019's successful staging of Beauty and the Beast, UAE dance studio Turning Pointe returns to Dubai Opera with a ballet of JM Barrie's classic tale Peter Pan....

Israel’s newly elected “centrist” president Isaac Herzog is a racist

The Electronic Intifada 11 Jun 2021
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Echoes of resistance: 8 Palestinian musicians you should have on your playlist

The Wire Network 10 Jun 2021
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Jerusalem highlights Week of June 18-24: Looking ahead

The Jerusalem Post 10 Jun 2021
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Uncovering anti-Blackness in the Arab world

Beijing News 09 Jun 2021
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