Category Archives: History

Dr. Rati Dodhia of Rhode Island has recently written history of Oshwals in English. The book, titled “Rise and Glory – History of Halari Visa Oshwals”, was distributed to all Oshwals living in the USA and Canada. A limited number of copies were provided to our community associations in India, Kenya and U.K. for distribution to Oshwal members. The book is now available online, here: http://oshwal-usa.org/history/

The book provides information about our origin, hardships our ancestors faced and how they overcame them, migration to various places, entrepreneurship and traditions.

Posts in this category provide links to other websites containing informations on the history of the Oshwal community.

History of Oshwals – Acceptance of Jain Religion, Origin, Migration and Progress

This book is a collection of 25 articles written in Gujarati by the late Somchand Ladha Deva Shah (Gudka) of Navagam, Kenya and U.K. These articles were published in Oshwal…

Glimpses of Heritage

[image title=”glimpses-of-heritage” size=”full” id=”1210″ align=”left” linkto=”http://www.oshwal-usa.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/glimpses-of-heritage.pdf” ]This is a book on this Oshwal history compiled by Keshavlal M. Shah of the U.K.,  available for download here: Glimpses of Heritage [PDF,…

Gujaratis in the West: Evolving Identities in Contemporary Society

Please find an announcement for a newly published volume under the title “Gujaratis in the West”. The following link includes publishing details as well as a further link to sample…

Rise and Glory – History of Halari Visa Oshwals, by Rati Dodhia, now available for download

Dr. Rati Dodhia of Rhode Island has recently written history of Oshwals in English. The book, titled “Rise and Glory – History of Halari Visa Oshwals”, was distributed to all…

My Mother – by Sumati Shah

Link: http://www.movinghere.org.uk/stories/story88/story88.htm This story is a translation from a Gujarati article “My Mother” by Sumati Shah and it has a lot of depth and very moving information that we all…

History of the Halari Visa Oshwals in the USA – an appeal for information

I am in the process of writing history of Halari Visa Oshwals in the USA in association with Dr. Rati Dodhia of Rhode Island who is writing history of Halari…

Halar map (English)

Map of Halar, with all names in English, according to 2001 Census. Villages in capital letters have Oshwal inhabitants. Villages in small letters do not currently have Oshwal inhabitants, but…

Gujarati – brief history of the language

Link: http://www.wikipedia.org/w/wiki.phtml?title=Gujarati_language From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.