Silawat
Regions with significant populations
  • India
  • Pakistan
Languages
Religion
Islam
Related ethnic groups

The Silawat, also known as Sangtarash (both lit.'stonemason'), are a Muslim community from the Marwar region of the state of Rajasthan in India.[citation needed] They are also present in the province of Sindh in Pakistan,[1] where they are known as Gazdar.

Distribution

In Sindh, the Silawat are concentrated in the cities of Karachi and Hyderabad. The city of Hyderabad is a particular stronghold of this community.[1][page needed] Muhammad Hashim Gazdar, a former Mayor of Karachi belonged to the Silawat community.[2][dead link]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Politics in Sindh, 1907-1940 : Muslim identity and the demand for Pakistan / Allen Keith Jones Oxford University Press
  2. ^ Muhammad Hashim Gazdar - Dawn