Ansari: People Name in Country: Ansari: Pronunciation: ahn-SAH-ree: Population this Country: 10,555,000 Population all Countries: 16,505,000: Total Countries: 6: Indigenous: Yes: Progress Scale: 1 Unreached: Yes: Frontier People Group: Yes GSEC: 3 (per PeopleGroups.org) … BIHAR - District, Village, Pincode There are total 38 districts under BIHAR state. The lack of political representation of the marginalized among the Muslims persists in spite of the creation in 2019 of a new organization that aimed to solve this issue. The story of the Muslim vote in Bihar is not the triumph of the AIMIM, but the strong desire of the Muslim voter in both majority and minority areas across the state to express herself against the BJP and its allies. Many of them are engaged in zari work, which involves sari embroidery. One might indeed wonder whether the AIMIM’s Muslim politics pushed Hindu voters towards the NDA in the 20 constituencies where the AIMIM was contesting. Ansari named Bihar screening committee chairman Avinash Pande, Bihar in-charge Shaktisinh Gohil and special poll emissary Randeep Surjewala for the election “mess”. The JDU’s Muslim candidates, whether in Seemanchal (Araria, Thakurganj, Kochadhaman, and Amour) or elsewhere (such as Sikta, Dharbhanga rural, and Marhaura, or Mahua), all came second or third. The literal meaning of Ansar is "supporter". Lal, P.B.S.V. These orphans come from all over the Indian state of Bihar; many were given up by their families due to extreme financial poverty. Asaduddin Owaisi with the newly elected AIMIM MLAs from Bihar | AIMIM (Facebook). Population, decadal growth rate and net change of Bihar from 1901 to 2011. After the results, they were quick to point out the lack of caste diversity among Muslim candidates and elected MLAs. In the mid-1990s, Ali Anwar launched the Pasmanda Muslim Mahaz, and Ejaz Ali established the Backward Muslim Morcha. This article offers a typology of the forms of political dynamics among Muslims in Bihar — the basic idea being that Muslim political dynamics are different in minority and majority areas. This shows that there is more to Muslim political participation in Bihar than the AIMIM’s breakthrough. and is twelfth largest by territory. They play active roles in all walks of life in Bihar. The Congress had fielded 12 Muslims among its 70 candidates, a higher proportion than other parties. This leads to two distinct political dynamics. Finally, the AIMIM’s fifth MLA, in Baisi, is a Sayyid — the highest social group among Muslims that claims descent from Prophet Muhammad — whose family has long been integrated with the Surjapuri environment. Most Surat and Ahmadabad Ansari are now employed in the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited clerk post, and local textile mills. The Ansari-Momin of India, numbering 290,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. This is true even in constituencies where the Muslim population is above the state average, such as in Madhubani and Dharbhanga districts (where Muslims number more than 30% of the population in several constituencies). With an annual growth rate of 2.5% in its population, Bihar is the third largest state of India after Uttar Pradesh (1st) and Maharashtra (2nd). The Ansaris of North India are mainly a landlord community, but some are small- and medium-scale farmers. As a result, the ruling coalition does not count a single Muslim MLA in its ranks. The level of literacy is steadily increasing, and many Ansari are now graduates. Please note that Ansari House is a home where my wife and I are raising 18 orphans alongside our four biological children. Bihari Muslims are people originating and tracing descent from the Indian state of Bihar who practice the religion of Islam.. The Rajasthan Ansari are members of the Moin Conference, as well as having local informal clan councils, which deal with inter community disputes, while the Momin Conference acts as a pressure group dealing with the state government. Yet Seemanchal is not new to Muslim politics. One observation may seem to indicate so: in the 32 constituencies where Muslims form at least 30% of the population, the BJP increased its MLA representation from seven in 2015 to 12 in 2020, winning five new constituencies. They are dependent on the support of larger political organizations to enter the electoral contest, but are often too weak to weigh in on major parties’ arbitrations. Our typology of political dynamics among Muslims is incomplete without mention of caste-based or identity politics. In none of the constituencies where the NDA won and the MGB came in second place did the AIMIM obtain a vote share greater than the winning party’s margin. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. The party is contesting on 70 seats. In terms of males, the literacy rate is 73% and 54% for females, recording a growth of 20% in female education over the time of 10 years. Padmanabham, G. Krishnan & M. Azeez Mohideen (eds). On the night of the election results, Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera held that Owaisi’s politics spark radicalization among Muslim youth by seeking to counter the BJP’s radical discourse. [2]:984, The Ansari community is found throughout Bihar and Jharkhand. Zainul Ansari, a robust man in his eighties, ... For the large Muslim population in Bihar today, an environment of fear, hate and stigma has been manufactured by the current coalition government. The party’s anti-BJP rhetoric that invoked the charged atmosphere of the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protests fostered wide popularity among Muslim youth. The updated information about total districts of BIHAR, population, literacy rate, current MP and other details are given below. The Momin are largely an urban community, with only small number found as agriculturists. Google Map of Bihar. The Seeemanchal region of Bihar, which comprises Purnia, Katihar, Kishanganj and Araria districts, accounting for 24 assembly seats, holds the key to power, say Bihar watchers. They are part of the South Asia Muslim - Ansari people cluster within the South Asian Peoples affinity bloc. Shahnawaz Alam, the son of eight-time MLA and one-time MP Muhammad Tasleemuddin, was contesting against his elder brother, Sarfaraz Alam of the RJD, who had been elected three times to the assembly seat (with the RJD in 2000 and then the Janata Dal (United), or JDU, in 2010 and 2015) and once to a parliamentary seat in a by-election (with the RJD in 2018). The Ansari community, Wasim Ansari of the Mahapanchayat says, comprises 11% of the total 17% Muslim population in Bihar, but lacks political representation. Like other Ansaris, they were historically into the textile work, although most of them are medium- and small-scale farmers. They are split into two … However, the Congress’ three incumbent Muslim MLAs showed striking stability and were re-elected. Finally, the overarching voting trend among Muslim voters, whether in majority or minority contexts, or among marginalized Muslim communities, remains a strong will to defeat the candidates of the BJP and its allies. Bihar Assembly election 2020 was the first post Covid-19 ... Out of 123 million population around 80 million are youth population. Pasmanda politics has not so far proved itself to be an electoral force…the need to vote for a winning candidate against the NDA trumps any possible biradari affinity among Muslims. They are descended from immigrants from North India. The Congress still seeks to co-opt Muslim elites. Seats where Muslim JDU candidates had won in 2015 thanks to the RJD-JDU alliance now went to the MGB candidates (Sheohar, Sikta, Thakurganj) or the AIMIM (Jokihat, Kochadhaman). Last Updated: 18th November, 2020 15:26 IST Congress Stalwarts Lash Out; Furqan Ansari Says People Couldn't Comprehend Rahul Gandhi In another major setback for the Congress, senior leader Furqan Ansari blamed Rahul Gandhi for the party’s downfall in the recently concluded Bihar elections Many members of the community have entered private or government service. The Momin of Maharashtra are also known as Ansari or saudagar They are descended from immigrants from North India. Love Taboos: Controlling Hindu-Muslim Romances. Their main occupation is weaving, and they use both hand-held and power looms. Qyam Ansari Bihar is on Facebook. The AMP argues for self-representation in proportion to their population share, as indicated by the slogans “ apni qayadat, apni siyasat” (our leadership, our politics), “ jiski jitni abadi, utni hissedari ” (participation proportional to our population). Join Facebook to connect with Qyam Ansari Bihar and others you may know. The various statistics regarding Bihar's population are as follows: Population of the city is 82.88 million The AMP fielded five Ansari candidates in the elections, who received between 1,000 and 3,500 votes. The vast majority of Bihari Muslims are followers of the Sunni tradition and even in pre-Mughal Bihar, all the Ulemas, Imams and Sufis were Sunnis. Out of three Ansari candidates picked by the large parties (Anjum Ara of the JDU in Dumraon, Qayamuddin Ansarin of the CPI (ML) in Arrah, and Javed Iqbal Ansari of the RJD in Banka), none managed to emerge victorious. The AIMIM’s rise in Seemanchal attracted media attention and much condemnation from the Congress party and the RJD. In Baroda, they were invited by the ruling dynasty to help in the construction of public buildings from Rajasthan. Yet, interestingly, only two of the RJD’s eight Muslim MLAs elected in 2020 are incumbents, which means that the party also lost many constituencies with an incumbent Muslim MLA: eight such seats went to the NDA. He was known for his commitment to national integration, secularism and communal harmony. : 459–462. Bihar with a total population 128 million people is the most densely populated state among all states forming Eastern India. The community are found throughout India, but Varanasi District, in Uttar Pradesh, is always regarded by most Momin as the centre of their community. BJP slams Congress for fielding AMU ex-student president in Bihar, calls him ‘Jinnah supporter’ Former AMU students union president Maskoor Usmani, fielded from Jale, is one of Congress' 12 Muslim candidates in Bihar. Bihar stands out as a bastion of caste-based mobilization by marginalized Muslim groups. Khera spoke of a “mutually reinforced radicalization” that makes Owaisi a “partner with right-wing radicalization”. In Bihar, they are found in all the districts. These have all but disappeared. Important Ansari neighbourhoods in the city include Madanpura, Adampura and Jaitpura. Like other Ansari communities, the Momin are members of the All-India Momin Conference, one of the oldest Muslim organizations in India. In Wazirabad Toor is also a sub cast of Ansari. The population of the Bihar … In Jokihat, the contest was a family affair. The AMP argues for self-representation in proportion to their population share, as indicated by the slogans “apni qayadat, apni siyasat” (our leadership, our politics), “jiski jitni abadi, utni hissedari” (participation proportional to our population). & Date 1. He was a leader who worked against the demand of Muslim league for creation of a separate Muslim nation from India as an independent state. R.B. In spite of this poor performance, one might argue that being able to enter an alliance with a well-known personality, field several candidates from the community, and gain the following of several thousand people, was quite a step for a new initiative. Their traditional occupation was textile work, and many Momin have set up handlooms. Yet in the 2000s, both Ali Anwar and Ejaz Ali accepted Rajya Sabha nominations by the JDU, which sought to pull Pasmanda support away from upper caste Muslim candidates fielded by the RJD and the Congress. In particular, the Momin Ansaris, or weavers, have long had organizations working for their collective upliftment and access to politics, such as the Momin Conference, which opposed the Muslim League before Partition and was merged by its leader, Abdul Qayyum Ansari, into the Congress after Independence. He is best known, today, for founding Wazirabad, a city near river Chenab in Punjab and building the famous Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore. They are found mainly in the districts of Pune, Nasik, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Jalna, Osmanabad, Dhule, Nagpur, Thane, Kolhapur, Raigarh, parbhani and Nanded. population of the state increased by 9.74% in the following decades of 1931-41 and 1941-51 also population increased by only 12.22% and 10.58% respectively. They are an endogamous community, only rarely marrying out of their group. Yet the comfortable margins the AIMIM achieved in the five constituencies it won — Amour, Kochadhaman, Jokihat, Baisi and Bahadurgunj — could hardly have been possible without candidates with political experience. The Ansari have no traditional clan association, but are members of the All India Momin Conference. In the Muslim majority areas, on the other hand, a space opens up for ‘Muslim politics’, that is, a political discourse that stresses the need for Muslims to be politically represented on their own terms and to voice community-specific concerns. By population, it is the third-largest state in India. To help the AIMIM candidates win over the Kulhaiya vote, Shahnawaz Alam campaigned with them in their constituencies. In North India, the community are known as Ansari or sheikh, while in Maharashtra the community are known as Momin or saudagar. The AIMIM’s entrance into Bihar politics may be an important step in the party’s expansion beyond its stronghold of Hyderabad. Momin of Maharashtra. The title of 'Wazir Khan' by which he is remembered by posterity was granted him by Shah Jahan, and literally means a 'Wazir', or Vizier, a 'Minister/High Court Official'. The Ansaris are Muslims of the Sunni sect. The allegation, however, does not hold upon closer analysis. (estimated). Asfi also happened to unseat his own son-in-law, four-time Congress MLA Tausif Alam. The Artisans of Benaras Popular Culture and Identity, 1880h-1986 Orient Longman, People of India Bihar Volume XVI Part One edited by S Gopal & Hetukar Jha pages 70 to 74 Seagull Books. Congress veteran Furkan Ansari blames Rahul Gandhi for fiasco in Bihar polls Divy Khare / TNN / Updated: Nov 18, 2020, 08:50 IST Facebook Twitter Linkedin EMail In Baisi, Syed Ruknuddin Ahmad had previously won as an independent in 2005 and had later joined the JDU. None of the 11 Muslim candidates fielded by the JDU were able to win, even in seats with a high Muslim population, such as Sheohar. If the 2020 Bihar election did about bring some changes to minority politics, other long-standing trends are still at work in the shaping of state-level politics. They were the first tribe in Arabia to accept Islam. They are one of the larger Muslim communities in Rajasthan, and re found in the districts of Tonk, Jaipur and Sawai Madhopur. Total population of rural areas of Bihar state was 92,341,436. While they may offer a way of creating a political base for a leader, they are undermined by individual opportunity seekers. Not only is there a continued over-representation of Ashraf among Muslim candidates and elected MLAs (16 Ashraf against 3 Pasmanda this year), there are also very few biradaris represented of the total number of caste groups. This people group is only found in India. In Jharkhand, they are mainly found in Koderma, Hazaribagh, Gumla, Ranchi, Lohardaga and Singhbhum districts. (Shaikh alım ud-din Ansari),known as Nawab Wazir Khan was the governed of Lahore at the time of Mughal emperor Shah jahan. In addition to membership in the Momin Conference, the Gujarat Ansaris also have their own clan association, Garana TitaFari Jamaat. In Gujarat, there are two distinct communities commonly known as Momin, the native Gujarati-speaking Garana Ansari, and the immigrant Ansari community, originally from North India. The Momin Ansari lost their distinct group identity as they assimilated and are now an integral part of the Urdu-speaking Muhajir community of Pakistan. In fact, the AMP leadership split at that point, with a section accepting the JDU’s promise of Legislative Council seats while Ali Anwar and his Pasmanda Muslim Mahaz expressed support for MGB. Bihar Updated: July 29, 2016 3:42 pm IST Patna: Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari was today sworn in as the Chief Justice of Patna High Court by Bihar Governor Ramnath Kovind at … The Ansari are strictly endogamous and practice both parallel and cross cousin marriages. The AIMIM’s push on the basis of a rhetoric of Muslim politics is significant but does not tell the whole story. In actual numbers, males and females were 48,073,850 and 44,267,586 respectively. Before this cabinet decision was taken, Bihar had 12 nagar nigams with population of over two lakh, 42 nagar parishads with population of 40,000 to two lakh, and 88 nagar panchayats. Nonetheless, Pasmanda politics has not so far proved itself to be an electoral force. Owaisi explicitly states the need for ‘Muslim politics’, as for instance in this interview: “The realization among Bihar Muslims and everywhere is that we require an independent political voice.” This worked well this time in Seemanchal, where in 13 constituencies Muslims account for at least 40% of the population. The AMP hoped to be able to negotiate for as many as 30 or 40 tickets, but its discussion with Congress and RJD fell short of its expectations. In the minority context, the need to vote for a winning candidate against the NDA trumps any possible biradari affinity among Muslims. Abdul Qaiyum Ansari (1 July 1905 – 18 January 1973) was a participant in the freedom struggle of India. The Momin Conference was founded in Bihar, and the Bihar Ansaris have played a key role in the organization.[3]. According to the reports, Ansari, a former MP and a prominent Muslim leader in Jharkhand, had questioned about the manner in which Rahul Gandhi did campaigning in Bihar during the assembly elections. The volume provides a complex portrait of the chieftains of Bihar and their relationship with the Mughal Empire as well as their role in the consolidation and expansion of the Mughal Empire in India. Mahmood Ansari Page | 1 Migration from the Rural Region moments of slowly developing streams as well as periods of time characterized by the almost sudden, fast and large volume of streams of migration of the working population from Bihar to the neighboring eastern … What appears clear from the fate of Muslim candidates is the unambiguous vote against the NDA. Besides, couldn’t this polarization be the result of the long-term political work of other parties and candidates, whether in the NDA or the MGB? The Congress seemed to pursue its long-term association with Muslim elites, by picking candidates who tend to be Ashraf, well-educated, with links with educational centres such as Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) or Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Those Momin who have set up powerlooms tend to be more successful. The Momin are Sunni, and are a fairly orthodox community. The AIMIM’s and Asaduddin Owaisi’s politics fall into this category. The only Congress Muslim candidate from a marginalized Muslim community was Abidur Rahman in Araria, a seat with a strong Kulhaiya presence, and he was re-elected. This organization acts as a welfare organization, as well as lobbying on behalf of the community.[6]:1473–1478. A significant number are also employed in the textile industries. The Momin were historically a community of weavers, found mainly in the towns and cities of western Maharashtra. They have always been connected with the textile work. The BIHAR state is spread in about nearly 94,163 km area. The role of ‘kingmaker’ that some analysts expected the party to play did not materialize — the AIMIM’s five seats were not enough to help the Mahagathbandhan (MGB) form a majority, were it indeed to join the alliance. Yet, even if a consolidation of the Hindu vote could be ascertained, the causality with the AIMIM’s politics remains unclear, as the BJP has gained new seats in area with little Muslim population as well. In that city, the Ansari are said to make up a third of the city's population. B. K. Lavania, D. K. Samanta, S. K. Mandal & N. N. Vyas (eds.). Syed Shahabuddin, the editor of Muslim India and a prominent voice on ‘Muslim issues’ — from the Shah Bano case to the destruction of the Babri Masjid — had for instance won the Lok Sabha seat of Kishanganj in 1991. Bihar Rural Population 2011:-Of the total population of Bihar state, around 88.71 percent live in the villages of rural areas. Bihar Population 2020 –110.50576 Million. Bihar Population by Sex. Among all parties, the RJD retains the largest number of Muslim MLAs (eight, down from 12 in 2015), suggesting that its Muslim-Yadav equation still works efficiently. Quyamuddin Ansari's educational qualifications are: Post Graduate and is 48 years old. New organizations now explicitly challenge the leadership of the Ashraf, accusing them of maintaining their dominant position by invoking the necessity for Muslims to unite as a minority community. However, the question of polarization deserves more discussion. Quyamuddin Ansari is a CPIMLL candidate from Arrah constituency in the 2020 Bihar Assembly elections. The population growth rate recorded for this decade (2001-2011) was 88.71%. Many Momin are employed by other Momin in these powerlooms; this is especially the case in the towns of Bhiwandi, Malegaon and Nagpur. In none of the constituencies where the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won and the MGB came in second place did the AIMIM obtain a vote share greater than the winning party’s margin. And in Kochadhaman, the winner, Muhammad Izhar Asfi, had been a panchayat mukhiya (head) and an old associate of Akhtarul Iman. Yet this accusation confusingly blends two processes: radicalization and polarization. The party successfully placed Muslim MLAs in five seats where previously a non-Muslim was the incumbent (three from the JDU, one BJP and one independent), and won one constituency from a JDU Muslim MLA. In spite of the AIMIM’s past and the occasional radical actions of some of its members (Akbaruddin Owaisi’s Karimnagar speech of 2013 or the agitation against Taslima Nasreen in 2007), the party’s popularity and electoral successes in recent years do not rest on a radical discourse but operate within the framework of electoral democracy. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, many members of the Momin Ansari community migrated to Pakistan and settled mainly in the Sindh province. This is especially the case in the towns of Jamnagar and Dhoraji, which each have traditional quarters inhabited by the Ansaris. The Momin of Maharashtra are also known as Ansari or saudagar Voting for the first phase of the assembly election in Bihar took place on October 28 with a voting population of nearly 11.5 million in 71 constituencies across 16 districts. The surname originated from Ansar tribe, The Medinan People who helped the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, in his migration from Mecca to Medina. Historically, each of the four sub-divisions would have had their own informal clan association, headed by a chaudhary. The Momin Ansari is mainly settled in Karachi and Hyderabad cities of the Sindh province. There are total of 54278157 male persons and 49821295 females and a total number of children below 6 years in Bihar. The community speak Urdu, but the Momin are bilingual, speaking Marathi as well. The JDU’s five Muslim MLAs in the previous assembly who contested this election also lost. However, the AIMIM’s MLAs represent less than a third of the 19 Muslims who were elected to the assembly this year. Abdal 12011/68/93-BCC(C) dt 10.09.93 2. It has an area of 94,163 sq. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback … This shows that in most of Bihar, where on average Muslims make up about 17% of the population, candidates are unlikely to be elected with a rhetoric of ‘Muslim politics’, because they need to appeal to non-Muslim voters as well. The Surjapuris — considered to be Shaikh and therefore part of the dominant Ashraf cluster — are in large numbers in Kishanganj district, while the marginalized Kulhaiya — who were included in the category of Extremely Backward Classes created by Nitish Kumar’s government in 2005 — constitute a significant group in Araria district. They speak the Sadri dialect, which is distinctive to the community, although most have knowledge of Urdu. The AMP’s message is clear and simple: Ansaris represent 11% of Bihar’s population but there is neither an MLA nor an MP from the community. DEMOGRAPHY OF BIHAR: The literacy rate is 63.8%. Many Ahmadabad Ansari are now power loom owners. The winner in Bahadurganj, Anzar Naeemi, had been candidate on a RJD ticket in 2010 and joined the AIMIM only in August 2020. While the AIMIM has made its entrance in Bihar in the latest elections, its candidates are also not new to politics, but are professional politicians. This shows the limits of such caste-based organizations. They are also known as Deswali Shaikh, and speak the Madri dialect, which is a mixture of Urdu and Hindi. The RJD’s Muslim-Yadav equation is still efficient. The Bihar is a state of India which is situated in the Eastern part. More recently, it is also in Bihar that such mobilization significantly re-emerged in a new form. This idea blames Owaisi for participating in Hindu-Muslim polarization on an equal footing with the BJP, supposedly contributing to bolstering politicians with majoritarian claims and side-lining the potential weight of Muslim voters. Historically, the community produced the sage, scholars and philosopher. Population in Bihar is more than eighty two millions. As per the estimates of the 2011 census, out of a total of 392181 population, 33.34% is rural and 66.66% is urban population. The Ansari of Rajasthan claim that they were once warriors, who, after a defeat, took to the occupation of weaving. In other words, the fact that the AIMIM contested these seats did not siphon off enough votes from the MGB to be responsible for its defeat. It is also the World’s third most populous sub-national entity. For instance, in the former RJD constituency of Jale, the Congress fielded Mashkoor Ahmad Usmani, a former president of the AMU student’ union. The traditional occupation of the Ansari is still textile work. The money you spend at Ansari … They are among the more successful Muslim communities in the state, having made the transition from their traditional occupation to becoming successful businessmen. But many Shaikh Ansari have also diversified, and now own hotels and bakeries. The community is endogamous, and marry within a close kin group. They are split into two groupings, the giyara gaonwala and the bais goanwala. Usmani got more than 65,000 votes (38%) but could not defeat the BJP candidate. There is no system of clans, and cross and parallel cousin marriages are common. District wise population of Bihar. Textile working was the traditional occupation of the Ansari, and at present those in Ahmadabad still engage in this activity. Thus, the local standing of candidates was crucial for the AIMIM’s victories in Bihar — combined with the popularity of Asaduddin Owaisi and Akhtarul Iman, and, in some places, a subtle balance between local dominant communities. B. V. Bhanu, B. R. Bhatnagar, D. K. Bose, V. S. Kulkarni and J. Sreenath (editors), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Momin_Ansari&oldid=990343528, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 24 November 2020, at 02:23. Their socio-economic condition has constantly improved. In minority areas, even if the AIMIM’s popularity may help its losing candidates stand a few percentage points ahead of the rest — as in Sikta, where the AIMIM candidate won 5% of the votes — its rhetoric cannot place the party in the winning position. Yet accusations of the AIMIM being responsible for the MGB’s failure to win enough seats to form the government were repeatedly expressed. Muslim minority politics: What worked for other winning Muslim candidates? The Ansari are an Urdu-speaking community, although the Ansari clan of Gujarat have Gujarati as their mother tongue. Their relationship with the Sadh community is of some importance, as they supply the Momins with the cotton cloth used for printing.[2]:985. While both claimed to represent the Pasmanda — marginalized caste-groups within Muslims — this bifurcation indicates an internal power imbalance: between the numerically larger and politically active Ansaris and the multiple other smaller biradaris (caste groups) who have been side-lined within Pasmanda movements. The former are found in Ahmadnagar, while the latter are found near Pune. The Momin Ansari (Urdu: مومن أنصاري‎) or saudagar are a Muslim community found mainly in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. [1] There are many people outside South Asia with the surname Ansari; however, this article is strictly about a Muslim South Asian community. 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