Volume - 3 : Issue - 3

Published : Jul. - Sep. 2004

Group : Opinions

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Dr. Rita Kothari
St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad.

I have very mixed feelings about the Sindhis of India, but that is not what I wish to discuss here. However, I do wish to put on record the impoverishment of Sindhi scholarship in India. Historical studies on post-partition Sindhis are few and far between and almost always they engage in glorification of the community. Can we please stop going on and on about being the inhabitants of the Indus Valley and take a more honest look at our present?

Sunil Chabria
40, owner of Fendi Boutique

I have noticed this quality in Sindhi women, they copy very fast. Being in the fashion industry I can say that Sindhi girls pick up fashion trends very quick and adapt themselves to them. New trends in fashion, in diet, in business, appeal to Sindhis and they quickly adapt them.

Nandita Bhavnani
30, Scholar, Mumbai

I think my first visit to Sindh was easily the most memorable journey of my life. To see my parents’ homes, the streets and colleges and places where my family studied and worked and lived – all this helped me to understand them better at a deeper level, especially the hard times they went through after partition. It also gave me a strong connection with the history of this land…. I came away feeling so enriched as a Sindhi, wanting to go back again and again.

SangeetA & Ravi Babani
NRIs’ Lagos, Africa

As soon as I landed in Lagos to join Ravi in his company house, he warned me not to associate with Sindhi families and I came to know why. All the Sindhi ladies just play this game of one up womenship. If I make 4 dishes for a dinner party, next day I am invited to a Sindhi party where she’s made 8 dishes, out of envy and showing off her husband’s prestige. I mean it’s ridiculous how these Sindhi businessmen just splurge their wealth to polish their ego.