After one plus years of zooming about Khaleeji Tarikh with Sana Quadri from Dubai with Revati; it was surreal to meet Historian and Writer Revati Tiwari herself in Mumbai over pav bhaji to discuss the role that South Asians have played in the trade histories of the Gulf.
Revati is fresh off her Fifty-Two article success on Dubai Bania Histories which is her area of doctoral research too. I have a long-term intellectual interest in the Bania Oral Histories Archive in Masqat with Hardik Ramaiya Bhai.
Histories of a Desi Gulf can be written from Bombay too as the ‘Informal Raj’ was run from here (Onley 2007).
To more conversations among Gelf kids on the region we call home.
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