Bridging the Gulf: Global Horizons, Mobility and Local Identity among Muslims in Mumbai



People always think of their city, their neighbourhood or their locality as a place in the world. They have more or less elaborate notions of a larger ‘global horizon’ that enframe what they do and say, and how they make sense of their own lives. Such horizons are formed and produced by a range of knowledge, fragments of narratives, images, icons — some of them authorized by governments and educational systems, others transmitted through personal narratives, and yet others flowing through films, television and other media.


Saudi Arabia Middle East Migrant Labour Arab World Muslim Community 
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