“ અમે ગુજરાતી ”

Ever travelled through Gujarat and wondered what is the most amazing thing about Gujarat and Gujaratis? the sweet people of Gujarat and the Gujarati language amazes me as in how a single language can have so many variations from slangs to accents. There is this Gujarati proverb which says that, ‘Baar gaav ae boli badlay’,Continue reading ““ અમે ગુજરાતી ””

Coastal communities

The coast is ‘not the end of the world’, rather it is initiation. The sea unites the regions with the movement of the seafaring population : traders, sailors, sufi and migrants exploring merchandise and destinations. The Gujarati seafarers were tandels, nakhudas, khalasis and others, who belonged to both Hindu or Muslim communities. They followed independentContinue reading “Coastal communities”

Religion and Coast

Religion has become an important part of the coastal landscape. As the folklore suggests, Gods and Goddesses, Saints or ‘Pirs’ of the sea who, through their spiritual powers have saved the ships and crew from the disasters of the sea. On the coast, religion has to do with customs to ensure safe voyages, or aContinue reading “Religion and Coast”

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