Abstract

This essay, based on ethnographic research conducted in 2017–2018, explores the ways in which the death-anniversary celebrations (‘urs) of the Sidi (African-Indian) Sufi ancestor-saints in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, demonstrate the pivotal role of the Sidi Sufi tradition in unifying the diversity of and temporal distinctions between the various waves of the African diaspora in western India.

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