Muslim Emigration From Late Tsarist and Early Soviet Central Asia

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S010 (Tsai Auditorium) CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street
Over a million Uzbeks, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz, Tajiks, Turkmens, and other Central Asian Muslims became refugees in Afghanistan, Iran, and China's Xinjiang region between the 1910s and the 1930s. This talk will explore major developments that led to mass displacement, including the Central Asian revolt of 1916, civil war in 1917–23, Soviet reforms in the 1920s, and the Kazakh famine of 1930–33, while paying particular attention to settler colonial violence and the loss of Muslim sovereignties in Central Asia.

 
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