Date: 03/15/2006 Time: 10:51 PM Visits: 9
The Bohras are a Shiite sect of Gujarati speaking Muslims, descended from eleventh century Hindu converts. Largely engaged in small businesses, the largest section of Bohras live in Bombay. The religious head of the sect is called the Sayyedna.
The Bohras migrated to Bombay fairly early and established themselves as itinerant peddlers, who would buy up all kinds of knick-knacks at auctions. By the mid nineteenth century, the coming of fancy shops pushed them out of this business, and they moved on to other things. Some went into retailing foodstuffs, mainly meat; but the majority of the surviving small businesses are in hardware. The northern end of the fort, near the present day general post office is still called Bora Bazaar, after the large numbers of Bohras who set up shops here
So the lady in a peculiar style burkha is a Bori Muslim they love street food this patch called Bohri Mohalla is Foodieland , during Ramzan this place is congested with non muslims who come here to taste the Iftaar, kebabs, tandoori chickens, patra biryani, sweetmeats, nan kebab, Pyali a cup filled with boiled gram and boiled goat pancreas called Tilli and hot and spicey and fires coming out from the exhaust of your ass ...
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