Engseng Ho

in The Graves of Tarim

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780520244535
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520938694 | DOI:

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This chapter examines how the concerns of the Hadrami homeland, now sequestered within national and local containers, continue to be disputed in terms that little acknowledge the parochial status to which Hadramawt has been consigned, in a world of nation-states. It compares the coming-of-age of the new nations out of imperial tutelage to the process of evictions. The chapter suggests that these evictions can be recounted in a language of names, which is perhaps a fitting way to end our account of genealogy and mobility across the Indian Ocean.

Keywords: Hadrami homeland; Hadramawt; eviction; nation-states; imperial tutelage; language of names; genealogy; mobility; Indian Ocean

Chapter.  11166 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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