Straits Muslim: Diasporas Of The Northern Passage Of The Straits Of Malacca

This book discusses the migration of Tamils, Arabs, Acehnese and other Muslim minorities from India, Yemen and Sumatra to the Northern port cities in the Straits of Malacca over the past two centuries. The diasporas of Muslims into the ports of Penang, Aceh, Malacca and Singapore were closely associated with the intensity of trade, social networks, domestication through marriage and political involvement in pre-colonial and colonial European history. These Muslim diasporas laid the foundation of urban history, multiculturalism and Muslim civil society in the region, and contributed to Muslim global competitiveness in Southeast Asia until Chinese and European diasporas intensified and challenged the supremacy of Muslim enterprise in the Straits. Edited by Dato’ Datin Dr Wazir Jahan Karim and comprised of six writers’ works, Straits Muslims provides detailed accounts of the migrations, struggles and successes of the diasporas.

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This book discusses the migration of Tamils, Arabs, Acehnese and other Muslim minorities from India, Yemen and Sumatra to the Northern port cities in the Straits of Malacca over the past two centuries. The diasporas of Muslims into the ports of Penang, Aceh, Malacca and Singapore were closely associated with the intensity of trade, social networks, domestication through marriage and political involvement in pre-colonial and colonial European history. These Muslim diasporas laid the foundation of urban history, multiculturalism and Muslim civil society in the region, and contributed to Muslim global competitiveness in Southeast Asia until Chinese and European diasporas intensified and challenged the supremacy of Muslim enterprise in the Straits. Edited by Dato’ Datin Dr Wazir Jahan Karim and comprised of six writers’ works, Straits Muslims provides detailed accounts of the migrations, struggles and successes of the diasporas.

 

Publisher: Straits G. T. (Heritage Series)

Hardback

2009

ISBN: 9789834403409