Amils

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Amils is a clan of Lohana. The word "Amil" has its origin in the Persian word "amal" (as "administer").[1] In Sindh this clan ranks first in the hierarchical ranking among Lohanas, followed by Bhaiband and Sahitis.[2] The Lohana Amils held the highest administrative offices under Muslim rulers, beginning in the mid-eighteenth century. They speak Sindhi.[3] Amils consist principally of bankers, clerks, and minor officials.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raina Thapan, Anita. Sindhi Diaspora in Manila, Hong Kong, and Jakarta. Ateneo de Manila U Press. p. 14. 
  2. ^ Markovits, Claude. The Global World of Indian Merchants, 1750-1947: Traders of Sind from ... Cambridge University Press. p. 47. 
  3. ^ Tejani, Shabnum. Indian Secularism: A Social and Intellectual History, 1890-1950. Indiana University Press. p. 150. 
  4. ^ The Indian year book, Volume 25. Bennett, Coleman & Co. 1938. p. 2.