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Jakes Gerwel: a university of the left

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-08T16:15:26Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-08T16:15:26Z
dc.date.issued 2021-03-08 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15861
dc.description.abstract South African anti-apartheid and human rights activist, educator, and author Fatima Meer was the second of nine children of Moosa Meer, an immigrant from Surat, Gujarat in India, and Rachel Farrel, a Jewish orphan of Portuguese descent who took the name Amina when she converted to Islam. Moosa Meer was highly respected because he had read widely and had an immense knowledge of Islam, Hinduism and Christianity. His children inherited his love for language, scholarship, tolerance of other religions, and opposition to any form of discrimination. He initially worked in his uncle's shop as a shop assistant before becoming the editor as well as publisher of Indian Views, which he published weekly for the southern African Gujarati-speaking Muslim community. The newspaper focused on the struggle against white minority rule and colonialism, in particular the struggle against British imperialism in India. The extended Meer family was large, and many of the male members of the family were leading activists in the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) as well as the South African Indian Congress (SAIC) and in anti-apartheid campaigns. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher BestRed en
dc.subject UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE en
dc.subject POLITICS en
dc.subject APARTHEID en
dc.subject GERWEL en
dc.subject JAKES en
dc.subject INTELLIGENTSIA en
dc.title Jakes Gerwel: a university of the left en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2020/21 en
dc.ResearchGroup Developmental, Capable and Ethical State en
dc.SourceTitle The fabric of dissent: public intellectuals in South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Reddy, V. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Bohler-Muller, N. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Houston, G. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Schoeman, M. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Thuynsma , H. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11819 en
dc.PageNumber 305-307 en
dc.outputnumber 10964 en
dc.bibliographictitle Houston, G. (2020) Jakes Gerwel: a university of the left. In: Reddy, V., Bohler-Muller, N., Houston, G., Schoeman, M. & Thuynsma , H. (eds).<i>The fabric of dissent: public intellectuals in South Africa</i>. Cape Town: BestRed. 305-307. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Houston, G. en


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