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The rapid growth of Surat’s textile manufacturing sector in the eighteenth century resulted from precisely such a relocation of weavers and manufacturers from the unsettled areas of Gujarat. Similarly, the rise in the commercial fortunes of Bhavanagar and Porbandar in the late eighteenth century has been attributed to the migration of merchants and craftsmen to these regions (Das Gupta [1]

References & Notes

  1. Exploring the Gulf of Kachh: Regional Economy and Trade in the Eighteenth Century- Ghulam A. Nadri.Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient Vol. 51, No. 3 (2008), pp. 460-486 (27 pages) Published By: Brill Location 55-58(2001)

Bhavnagar Khojas

The following person are found in the Khojawiki records as connected to Bhavnagar. You can read their personal history by clicking on the names

Gulamali Haji Ismail

Hafiz Khoja Dhanji Jiwa

Khoja Alladin Gulamali Husein

Riyaz Masani

Alinaqi Meghani

Riyaz Meghani

Mohdali Masani

Parvez Merchant

Ramzan Asaria

Reza Jivani

Akif Alimamod

Arif Masani

Ashiq Asaria

Mohammad Bhimani

Naeem Masani

Mohsin Varteji

Shariff Jiwa Surti


Dewji Jamal