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Sometimes a local ruler came to regard the entire Indian merchant community in his town as an unwanted commercial rival, so he forced them out, as happened in Doha in the early 1880s and Kuwait in the early 1900s.


Interestingly, Doha was found to be less cosmopolitan than most other Gulf and Omani ports, partly because Indians and other British subjects were effectively excluded until the late 1940s.


Most Khoja Ismailis arrived in Doha in 1964 following disturbances in Masqat jamaat.

References & Notes

  1. Onley,James.Indian Communities in the Persian Gulf, c.1500–1947 (2014) The Persian Gulf in Modern Times: People, Ports, and History (edited by Lawrence Potter) Kindlr Location 272-273
  2. Potter,Lawrence G. Society in the Persian Gulf: Before and After Oil.© 2017 Center for International and Regional Studies Georgetown University in Qatar