Exploring the ethno-religious identities of the khōjā: Preliminary notes on a missing homeland Book Chapter

cited authors

  • Akhtar, I

fiu authors


  • The Khōjā of East Africa pose a challenge to diaspora studies in their emic identity and etic transnational organization. They have no imagined homeland and have made a Shia Islamic identity over their Indic ethnic heritage. Exploring the subtlety of emic Indic concepts allows us to deepen our understanding of such complex microhistorical phenomenon.

publication date

  • October 15, 2018

start page

  • 177

end page

  • 186