Marriage as the Means to Preserve ‘Asian-ness’: The Post-Revolutionary Experience of the Asians of Zanzibar

@article{Keshodkar2010MarriageAT,
  title={Marriage as the Means to Preserve ‘Asian-ness’: The Post-Revolutionary Experience of the Asians of Zanzibar},
  author={Akbar Keshodkar},
  journal={Journal of Asian and African Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={45},
  pages={226 - 240}
}
  • Akbar Keshodkar
  • Published 29 March 2010
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Asian and African Studies
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