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Check out our YouTube site for videos of past lectures sponsored by the Western Indian Ocean Studies programme at FIU.

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More than ever, politics is a volatile arena, one many parents may feel their children have no place in. But encouraging civic involvement in children and teens means raising individuals who are more thoughtful, compassionate and kind. And there are a variety of ways in which your child can become (safely) politically involved.

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La commission électorale a rendu publique ses statistiques pour l'année 2017 cette semaine et le constat est le même. D'année en année le nombre d'électeurs à Maurice chute. De 2016 à ce jour il y a eu une baisse de 4 016 électeurs dans les 21 circonscriptions de la République (20 à Maurice+ 1 Rodrigues).

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Interviews in French with Dr. Osman.

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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

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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.

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This book explores the evolution of a Shia Ismaili identity and crucial aspects of the historical forces that conditioned the development of the Muslim modern in late colonial South Asia. It traces the legal process that, since the 1860s, recast a Shia Imami identity for the Ismailis, and explicates the public career of Imam Aga Khan III amid heightened religious internationalism since the late nineteenth century, the age of 'religious internationals'.

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The Marsiyah: Martyrdom of Imam Hussain is a poem about the sacrifices made by Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Husayn ibn Ali and his family at Karbala, and the political, religious, and social consequence of the event. Prophet Muhammad’s family was massacred by fellow Muslims who had succumbed to political expediency and personal gain. This Marsiyah recounts the story of the event. The poem particularly focuses on its untold consequences.

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The worldwide KSIMC numbering less than 150,000 are today scattered in about 40 countries as nationals of over 20 states. When, where, why and how a new breed of Indian tribe known Khoja emerged is often unknown to many members of the Khoja community. This documentary directed by Dr Hasnain Walji revealed to the surprise of many that 600 years ago our ancestors were Hindu who were converted by Muslim Sufi Missionaries and given a fresh tribal identity as 'Khwaja."

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