Joined: 24 March 2005
I'm not too sure if everyone is aware of the Sindhi sub culture. Basically, Sindhis (before the partition) resided in present day Pakistan. After the partition, the Sindhis that moved out of Sindh did not have a home state in India.
As a result may of them scattered away and moved out of India. May settled in Hong Kong, and USA.
The growing concern is that our generation is loosing it's identity. We had not home state that we can call our home. We have been scattered everywhere and the new generation doesn't understand who we are and where we originate from.
We are similar to other Indian sub cultures yet very unique in some aspects, even in out religious beliefs.
I for one have taken an interest and done my homework about my family roots. I love my culture and speak the language. I will make sure that my kids know who they are as well.
But I am sad that I don't see this will be the case for many other Sindhis. Sindhis don't seem to have a unity among themselves, and I feel that the new generation will no longer be able to identify with who they are.
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will atleast u know were u come from . my grandfather was brought from under (some kidnapped some misguided etc)the indenture system to work in fiji is. (late 1800's to early 1900's)
about half of them returned back n the other half stayed back. for some reasons ( one of the common one was relatives asking for money)communications stopped between the relatives in india n fiji. for most , probably 90 % of those who came under the indenture system n stayed back dont know the exact location of their roots including me . but we have mainteained our traditions, culture n we do speak hindi .
people mostly gujratis who came after the indenture systems know n frequntly visit their villages . all i know about my paternal grandfater is the location of his regional area but not the exact village . no one in our family has ever been to india including my cousins, aunts an uncles.
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