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Western Indian Ocean Studies
Department of Religious Studies
Florida International University
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News articles on Dr. Shafick Osman's research


Interviews in French with Dr. Osman.

Religious Identities in the Construction of Communal Khoja Historical Memory


The potential of Khōjā Studies is to bring together diverse scholars, to create a network for cooperation, and create a new culture of open-access and team work. My hope is that this and future conferences will inspire young scholars to critically think about local heritage, pursue the humanities as a public good, provide legitimacy for the study of vernacular cultures, and create a network of scholars that can change a culture of exclusivity and hierarchical compartmentalization of information

Khoja and Jain Studies Lecture: Gujarati Translation Panel


Migration of Gujarati speakers to Western Europe and North American combined with the digital revolution has created new challenges for the transmission of religious ideas across linguistic divides. This panel of the world’s foremost Gujarati translation experts will discuss the challenges of translation from and into Gujarati.