This article looks at Muscat's Hindu community, part of the city's wider Indian society. It examines the diasporic home-making history, practices, and strategies that have created distinctly Hindu and Indian spaces in an Arab environment. It maps the community's demographics and human geography, presents a case study of the Khimji Ramdas family, considers the community's “permanent impermanence”, and assesses the challenges posed to the community by the kafāla (sponsorship) system and other government restrictions.
- human geography
- kafala system
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)