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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New Statesman 30 Sep 2020
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News-Press Now 30 Sep 2020
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Dispatch Argus 29 Sep 2020
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Gulf News 28 Sep 2020
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The National 27 Sep 2020
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The National Herald 25 Sep 2020
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Iraqi calligraphy artist Hassan Massoudy’s search for harmony

Arab News 24 Sep 2020
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How ‘coronavirus escapism’ altered Middle East screen habits

Arab News 24 Sep 2020
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Egyptian Lawyer files lawsuit against Syrian singer Asala Nasri

Gulf News 24 Sep 2020
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Arkadi Duchin sets his sites on Abu Dhabi

The Jerusalem Post 24 Sep 2020
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The Hollywood Reporter 22 Sep 2020
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The National 20 Sep 2020
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Gulf News 20 Sep 2020
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