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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Global Commodification, Translation, and the Culture Industry has won this year’s Sheikh Zayed Book Award in The Arab Culture in Other Languages category ... Muhsin Al-Musawi is professor of classical and modern Arabic literature, comparative and cultural studies at Columbia University in New York....
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For First Time in 40 Years, Israeli Orchestra Plays Middle Eastern Music in Egypt

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Firqat Alnoor, an orchestra of Jewish, Muslim, Druze and Christian musicians from across Israel, performs classical Arabic and Middle Eastern music ... existing orchestras to play music from across the Arab world to preserve the Arab classical musical tradition and Jewish culture....
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Israeli orchestra appears in Egypt for first time in 40 years

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The orchestra, Firqat Al Noor, is an Israeli orchestra established in 2013 that plays classical Arabic and Mizrahi music with the goal of encouraging the revival of shared Jewish-Arab culture ... members who are Jewish, Arab and Druze....
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ESSAY: MY EVERGREENS - IV

Dawn 22 May 2022
For no other ethnic or religious group “is it true that virtually anything can be written or said about it, without challenge or demurral.” He quotes from an article in Harper’s Magazine which says that “Arabs are basically murderers and that violence and deceit are carried in the Arab genes.”....
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Abu Dhabi International Book Fair to welcome visitors from Monday

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Egypt’s Omar Khairat performs at Cairo International Convention Center on May 20

Egypt Today 21 May 2022
Egypt hosted the tournament for the second time in the history in January across four venues in Cairo, 6th of October and Borg El Arab.  ... Khairat is influenced by different genres of music such as Arabic, European classical, Egyptian, African, Jazz, Pop, and Blues....
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German-Syrian duo Shkoon release new live album, ‘FIRAQ’

Arab News 20 May 2022
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Egyptian artist composes score of Hollywood series

The Arab Weekly 17 May 2022
In addition to a cast and crew that brings together the likes of Egyptian-Palestinian actress May Calamawy and Egyptian editor Ahmed Hafez, the series soundtrack has been peppered with popular Arabic songs, ranging from golden-era classics to modern electro street music known as mahraganat....
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After Pharaohs’ parade fame, Egyptian artist composes score of Hollywood series

The Arab Weekly 17 May 2022
In addition to a cast and crew that brings together the likes of Egyptian-Palestinian actress May Calamawy and Egyptian editor Ahmed Hafez, the series soundtrack has been peppered with popular Arabic songs, ranging from golden-era classics to modern electro street music known as mahraganat....
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Egypt composer's star rises with 'Moon Knight' fame

Urdu Point 17 May 2022
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Composer channels his native Egypt

Taipei Times 17 May 2022
In addition to a cast and crew that brings together the likes of Egyptian-Palestinian actress May Calamawy and Egyptian editor Ahmed Hafez, the series soundtrack has been peppered with popular Arabic songs, ranging from golden-era classics to modern electro street music known as mahraganat....
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‘Voices of Peace’ concert dazzles Riyadh with magical performance of classics

Arab News 13 May 2022
It was a multicultural mix of Arabs and Europeans,” said Soukri Lhesan, a Canadian resident of Riyadh ... “I really liked the ‘Ode to Joy’, it’s a classic song that we all grew up with and I really liked the Arab take on it, and then the classic, European take that we know,” said Katherine Murphy, an American resident of Riyadh....
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Sheikh Zayed Book Award announces this year’s winners

The Arab Weekly 10 May 2022
... 20 Arab countries, a 28% increase from last year’s edition ... The translation award went to Egyptian translator and author Ahmed Aladawi for his translation of the American author, George Makdisi, book “ The Rise of Humanism in Classical Islam and the Christian West” into Arabic....

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