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.

Oshwal and Gotra History on Oswals.net by Smart Solutions

Link: Oshwal and Gotra History on Oswals.net by Smart Solutions This is a commercial site; however, it contains two interesting sections:(a) Oshwal History by Shri C.M. Lodha of Jodhpur. It…

History of Kutch

Link: History of Kutch From the Asanjo Kutch website. Information on Kutch, a region near Halar, that is part of the Oshwal community’s history. The Asanjo Kutch website is a…

Settlement of Oshwals at Navagam, Kathiawad/ Saurastra, Gujarat, India

The following information about the settlement of Oshwals at Navagam, Gujarat, India has been translated into English from an article written by the late Somchand Ladha Deva Gudhka. The article…

Oshwal History – Oshwal Association of the UK

Link: Oshwal History – Oshwal Association of the UK A thorough history of the Oshwal Community presented on the Oshwal Association of the UK website

History of Halari Visa Oshwals

The information contained in this brief history was compiled by Rati Dodhia and Kanti Gosrani, and edited by Manu Shah. Halari Visa Oshwal community is a very small community. At…

A Brief History of the UK Oshwal Jain Community

Link: A Brief History of the UK Oshwal Jain Community