Monday, January 22, 2007

Bohri women

 
I've been told that women wearing these type of clothes are Bhori (edit: Bohri) muslims, but after fruitless searches online I still know nothing about them! I think they look adorable. I was excited to find this line of them waiting to cross the road in Marine Lines. I ask the viewers to please give me more information on this! Posted by Picasa

11 Comments:

Blogger ~*sim*~ said...

you want the "bohri" or "[dawoodi] bohra" community :) the outfit is called a rida.

wikipedia article here

2:25 PM  
Blogger slaint said...

ahh thank you! I knew that there *had* to be something online about them somewhere!

2:26 PM  
Anonymous pritesh patel said...

hi,
just came across your blog and just thought i'd let you know its Great, ive been following your adventure over the last week.... and you are really experiancing India, i was there for 5 days during xmas'06 and would love to spend a year or two out there...
Have fun
Pritesh

2:05 AM  
Anonymous Lessie said...

It's a great picture. I love that the gentleman is holding the baby!

2:29 AM  
Blogger Radha said...

Bohris are an off-shoot of Islam; The ladies of the sect dont wear black niqabs like muslim women, but go for more colourful versions of the same.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

This is a great shot. Kudos!
-Kim

1:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a large community of Bohras in Mumbai and Gujarat. Many of them are into business/trade and some have the (much-coveted by me at least) -wala suffix to their name, eg. cementwala, karachiwala. And, in personal experience, Bohri aunties make a sinfully-good mutton dum biryani.

3:59 PM  
Blogger Shabbir Poonawala said...

For more on Dawoodi Bohra Community please refer to: http://www.mumineen.org/ www dot mumineen dot org

8:40 PM  
Blogger Anil said...

Great site. I spent 33 years of my life in Mumbai before coming here 36 years ago. I visit there often and come back with sadness. It used to be a cleaner and prettier city. You certainly show a great deal of empathy for the local population and customs. You will find a lot of info about the Bohra's at: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/intro/islam-bohra.htm

Enjoy your stay in Mumbai.

9:11 AM  
Blogger husain said...

yes you are absolutely write these kinda outfits are wore by only bhori women, in this dress the appear to be mordern at the same time well protect from the eyes of the other as

8:23 PM  
OpenID dzignerweb said...

Hi
I know this is quite late, but I found this post just today. Very nice photo, and nice journal too about Mumbai. I miss it very much.
thanks

12:39 AM  

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