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The Graves of TarimGenealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean$
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Engseng Ho

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780520244535

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520244535.001.0001

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Hybrid Texts: Genealogy as Light and as Law

Hybrid Texts: Genealogy as Light and as Law

(p.116) Chapter 5 Hybrid Texts: Genealogy as Light and as Law
The Graves of Tarim

Engseng Ho

University of California Press

This chapter examines two Hadrami travel texts written in Gujarat and Mecca. These writings, viewed together with other Hadrami texts, form a canon which evolved with the movement of the Hadrami diaspora across the Indian Ocean. A continuing thread through this evolution was the genealogy form, which connects the texts but appears in changing shades as it shares the page with other literary concerns, such as those of chronological history and legal disputation.

Keywords:   travel texts, Hadrami texts, canon, Indian Ocean, genealogy form, Gujarat, Mecca

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