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Srichand Hinduja – Historic Prespective- Shikarupuri Sindhi

During the inter-war period the most significant area of Shikarpuri involvement outside India appears to have been Iran. The foremost merchant there was Srichand Hinduja who started business in 1919.

A textile merchant in Shikarpur, he dealt in a diversified line of products in Iran (spices, fruits and vegetables, cutlery, etc.). He made a fortune and invested it mostly in real estate, laying the basis of one of the great South Asian business firms of the twentieth century, although his real`take-off’ occurred only in the 1960s.

After 1930 the trading restrictions and currency regulations adopted by the new Pahlavi regime made life difficult for the Indian traders, but the Indian commercial presence in Iran received a new boost from the British occupation of the southern part of the country in 1941.

Amils – Bhaiband Sindhis- Historic perspective.

Given the quasi-homology between Sindhi Hindu society and Lohana caste, the real hierarchical distinctions were internal to the so-calledLohana caste.

Hierarchical ranking among Lohanas was threefold:

there was at the most general level a distinction between a higher segment known as Amil

and a lower segment increasingly known as Bhaiband,

but there were also distinctions internal to both Amils and Bhaibands.

The Amil±Bhaiband divide was a fairly recent product of history, as agroup of Lohanas in government service differentiated themselves fromthe bulk of their caste fellows who remained in trading occupations.

In the nineteenth century, the distinction between Amils and Bhaibandshad become almost equivalent to a caste distinction, except for the fact that Amils tended to take wives from the Bhaibands, but not to givethem any.

The two segments thus had a symbiotic, but asymmetricalrelationship, which was of particular significance in Hyderabad. Not all Amils were however of the same high status.

In Hyderabad, there was adistinction between Khudabadi Amils (said to have originated from thatancient capital of Sind), who were deemed to be the creÁme de la creÁme,and non-Khudabadi Amils, whose status was slightly less exalted.

The two sections did not apparently intermarry.

Outside Hyderabad, some Amil groups, like the Chandkai Amils of Larkana, were similarlyendowed with a particularly high status.

Amils did not account for more than 10±15 per cent of all Lohanas,and the bulk of the caste consisted of those non-Amil elements knownunder different appellations, the most common in the twentieth century being that of Bhaibands.

Hansika Motwani (Sindhi Bollywood Actress)

Hansika is currently enrolled in the 12th Grade at Podar International School.

Her father is Pradeep Motwani, a Sindhi businessman, and her mother is Mona Motwani, a Sindhi dermatologist.

She began her TV journey on a serial called Shakalaka Boom Boom (a story about a boy named Sanju and his magic pencil).

Simultaneously, she also acted a child’s role in the Indian serial Des Mein Nikla Hoga Chaand, for which she had received an award for the Favorite Child Award at Star Parivaar Awards.

She also appeared as one of the children in Koi Mil Gaya.

Films:

She made her debut in Telugu Film, Desamuduru.

She also has a Hindi film entitled

He: The Only One

Hansika made her debut as a leading actress in Bollywood in Aap ka Surroor.


Sindhis in Mumbai and Thane

Sindhis in Mumbai:

22 Lakh Sindhis live in Mumbai and Thane

* Our Readers please note comment from one of our readers…to a post by a recruting agent who had replied to this Post.

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Do you guarantee safety to Sindhi boys?

How many boys have you sent?

How many have been tortured?

How many died?

Did you send the boy to Curacao to work for Mayura?

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Any comments on the unfortunate death of a sindhi boy employed by Mayura in Curacao?

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What is happening with the bhojwani shameful incident?

Are you all partners in protecting him or seeing justice done?

An innocent soul has died thanks to torture by a member of you group.

World is watching!

** Readers Please note the above and Our Blog only Promotes Sindhis and has no Commercial Intrest in Promoting Sindhi Business or Sindhi People.We would like to know more about this unfortunate incident and cover it on our blog ! Anyone who is aware of what happen to the MAYURA CURACAO boy ?

Mansukhani Tarun- Sindhi Director & Writer (Bollywood)

His most popular film: DOSTANA.

AD FILMS :

He also directed a television ad titled “Lead India” which was to promote voting at the National elections. The advertisement was also produced by Dharma Productions.

He studied at the Lawrence school, Sanawar.

Assitant Director- Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.

1st Asst. Director- Kabhi Kushi Kabhi Gam, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna.

Director, Writer,Screenplay: Dostana.

Sumit Kukreja (Sindhi from Faridabad) wins Maruti Suzuki- Autocar Young Driver 2010

Sumit Kukreja :

Maruti Suzuki-Autocar Young Driver 2010 programme, a nationwide search for India’s best young driving talent, is won by Sumit Kukreja from Faridabad (Haryana), thus beating 30 other competitors from across the country and winning the Maruti Suzuki A-star as a grand prize.

He will also be the ambassador of safe driving and promoted by Auto car India and Maruti Suzuki on numerous platforms.

Sindhi Langauge History

Sindhi speech is generally classified into six major dialects:

i. Siraiki,

spoken in Siro, i.e. Upper Sindh

Shikarpuri ?

ii. Vicholi,

in Vicholo, Central Sindh

Bhaibands & Amils ?

iii. Lari,

in Laru, i.e. Lower Sindh

iv. Lasi,

in Lasa B’elo, a part of Kohistan in Baluchistan on the western side of Sindh

v. Thari or Thareli,

in Tharu, the desert region on the southeast border of Sindh and a part of the Jaisalmer district in Rajasthan

vi. Kachhi,

in the Kutch region and in a part of Kathiawar in Gujarat, on the southern side of Sindh.

Vicholi is considered as the standard dialect by all Sindhi speakers.

Sindhi tragic Lovestory- Hema Sakhrani & Shaleen Wadhwani (1993)

In 1993 In USA :New york:

Dressed as bride and groom, Hema Sakhrani and Shaleen Wadhwani were mourned yesterday as they lay a few feet from each other in a funeral parlor in Queens. She wore a red sari with gold trim that her uncle had brought from Bombay. He wore a bejeweled turban and a black suit. An orange sash, a symbol of the bond between man and woman in Hindu marriage rites, joined the two coffins.

Their parents held two services for the young couple, whose lives had seemed so promising until a man who the police said was obsessed with Miss Sakhrani gunned down Mr. Wadhwani last Wednesday. She was so overcome by grief that she killed herself two days later.

Early yesterday morning, there was a kind of wedding ceremony. Later, several hundred relatives and friends crowded into the same room for the funeral. July Wedding Was Planned

Mr. Wadhwani and Miss Sakhrani, both 20, were students at New York University who fell in love and planned to marry on July 16. He was about to start medical school on a full scholarship. She excelled in chemistry. Their parents, immigrants from India and Pakistan, reveled in their children’s happiness.

Yesterday, the sadness seemed tempered only by a sense that the two would never again be apart.

“In this world, they could not be united through their marriage,” said Nathir N. Lalchandani, a close friend of the two families, “but at least their souls will be together.”

The police said Mr. Wadhwani was killed by Chandran Nathan, 35, a friend of Miss Sakhrani’s family who seemed to be obsessed with her. He is accused of going to the Wadhwani home in Manhassett, L.I., ringing the bell and then firing numerous times into Mr. Wadhwani’s chest with a high-powered rifle. ‘Why Did It Happen?’

Mr. Nathan, an actuary for the City of New York who is married, was arrested on Thursday near his home in Richmond Hill, Queens. He was charged with second-degree murder. Miss Sakhrani leapt from the window of her family’s 16th floor apartment in Rego Park, Queens, on Friday. Moments before she jumped, she reportedly cried, “Why did it happen?”

Just like the lives of Mr. Wadhwani and Miss Sakhrani, the service at the Neufeld Funeral Home in Elmhurst seemed to reflect the merging of two cultures. Nearly all the mourners were immigrants to the United States from South Asia. Some wore the saris and kurtas — knee-length collarless men’s shirts — of their homeland. Others were dressed in suits or skirts. The prayers were in Hindi, the eulogies in English.

After taking their shoes off, the mourners sat on the floor of the funeral home, which has become accustomed to holding Hindu funerals as a growing number of South Asian immigrants have settled in Queens.

A brahman, or member of the priest caste, led family members in reciting verses and chants from the Hindu holy books. As incense burned and candles flickered in the dimly lighted room, relatives sprinkled the bodies with sandlewood oil, colored powders and clarified butter. “Rest in peace,” they chanted in Hindi.

Deepak Wadhwani referred to the Hindu belief in reincarnation when he spoke about his brother.

“He was a wonderful inspiration to me,” he said, sobbing. “He was probably too good for this world. He’s probably in a much better place. I’m sure I will meet him again.” A Trip to India

Sunder Sakhrani told the mourners that he had traveled to India to buy his niece’s wedding dress, robes, jewelry and other gifts. He said that when he learned of the deaths, he felt as if his own daughter had died.

“Here is proof that death does not do us part — that they remain married even after they die,” he said. “Give your blessings to this couple as if they were alive. And let them take those blessings with them to another life.”

After the service, mourners filed slowly past the coffins, dropping flower petals and swaths of translucent silk on the bodies — as if so much beauty would forever banish the tragedy. The bodies were then cremated. The families said they would sprinkle the ashes on the Ganges, which the Hindu religion considers the holiest river in India, at the city of Benares.

“They both were so great,” whispered Narayan Wadhwani, Shaleen’s father, as he greeted mourners after the funeral with the traditional pressing of the palms. “They both are so great. Because they are alive. I am telling everybody that they are going on their honeymoon tomorrow.”