Creole Hadramis in the Malay world in the 1800s

Fragments of biographies and connected histories

Sumit K. Mandal

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    This article explores cultural geographies at the conjunction of transregional and local histories by examining creole Hadrami biographies in the Malay world. It focuses on Abdullah al-Misri and Abdullah Munsyi and a few biographical fragments from their writings. Efforts to create national canons have led to the anachronistic application of national and ethnic categories to these nineteenth-century writers. Through biographical fragments, this article demonstrates the connected histories of creole Hadramis in the Malay world, and presents cultural geographies that bring to the fore the multi-scalar and shared histories of the citizens of contemporary nation-states. It makes a historically grounded argument for a cosmopolitan Malay world.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)175-187
    Number of pages13
    JournalCultural Dynamics
    Volume24
    Issue number2-3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012

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    Keywords

    • Connected histories
    • cultural geographies
    • Hadramis
    • Malay world

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cultural Studies
    • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
    • Anthropology

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    Creole Hadramis in the Malay world in the 1800s : Fragments of biographies and connected histories. / Mandal, Sumit K.

    In: Cultural Dynamics, Vol. 24, No. 2-3, 07.2012, p. 175-187.

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