Moosa M. Waraich: The Shrine, The City, and the African Patrons

Moosa M. Waraich

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The Shrine, The City, and the African Patrons: The Forgotten Histories and Invisible Realities of the Afro-Pakistanis of Karachi

Waraich’s research looks at the impacts of colonialism and modern-day nationalisms on the Afro-Pakistani community in Karachi, Pakistan. In the investigation of the community’s heritage, Waraich chose to focus on its relationship with the Manghopir shrine, arguing that the passive neglect of the Pakistani state, the colonial imposition of race through the British policy of divide and rule, and ethno-racial blindness post-independence has led to a condition of Afro-Pakistani invisibility.