Hadhrami Traders, Scholars and Statesmen in the Indian Ocean, 1750s-1960s

Hadhrami Traders, Scholars and Statesmen in the Indian Ocean, 1750s-1960s

by Syed Farid Alatas
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004107711

ISBN-13: 9789004107717

Pub. Date: 07/01/1997

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

The story of Hadhramaut and its diaspora illuminates significant aspects of Indian Ocean history, notably the role of non-Western merchants, Islamisation and controversies within Islam, British clashes with the Ottomans, and social transformations through migration.  See more details below

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The story of Hadhramaut and its diaspora illuminates significant aspects of Indian Ocean history, notably the role of non-Western merchants, Islamisation and controversies within Islam, British clashes with the Ottomans, and social transformations through migration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004107717
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/1997
Series:
Social, Economic and Political Studies of the Middle East and Asia Series, #57
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
6.64(w) x 9.68(h) x 1.22(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Preface and Acknowledgements
Hadhramaut and the Hadhrami Diaspora in the Modern Colonial Era: an Introductory Survey1
Hadhramaut and the Hadhrami Diaspora: Problems in Theoretical History19
Expansion, State Foundation and Reform: the Contest for Power in Hadhramaut in the Nineteenth Century35
Hadhrami Politics 1888-1967: Conflicts of Identity and Interest51
The Hadhrami Role in the Politics and Society of Colonial India, 1750s to 1950s67
Hadhramis in the Politics and Administration of the Malay States in the late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries82
Dutch Colonial Policy Pertaining to Hadhrami Immigrants94
Hadhramis in International Politics c. 1750-1967112
Hadhramis abroad in Hadhramaut: the Muwalladin131
Reflections on the System of Social Stratification in Hadhramaut147
Changing Patterns of Hadhrami Migration and Social Integration in East Africa157
The Hadhrami Diaspora in South-Western India: the Role of the Sayyids of the Malabar Coast175
Natural Leaders of Native Muslims: Arab Ethnicity and Politics in Java under Dutch Rule185
The Cult of Saints and Religious Reformism in Hadhramaut199
Religious Links between Hadhramaut and the Malay-Indonesian World, c. 1850 to c. 1950217
Islamic Modernism in Colonial Java: the al-Irshad Movement231
A Hadhrami Religious Scholar in Indonesia: Sayyid Uthman249
The Impact of Remittances on the Economy of Hadhramaut, 1914-1967264
The Economic Role of the Hadhrami Diaspora in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, 1820s to 1930s281
Hadhrami Entrepreneurs in the Malay World, c. 1750 to c. 1940297
Conclusion: the Diaspora since the Age of Independence315
Notes on the Contributors331
Note on Transliteration335
Glossary337
Archival Sources and Bibliography343
Index367

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