- Jan 2020
Even though most South Asian Muslims have closer ties to Gulf Arab both economically and theologically as millions of them work in the Gulf and Wahhabis invested heavily in Madrassas across the region, a cultural nostalgia for the Turks remain. Leaving Kerala aside(which is an exception), most Muslim rulers in the Indian subcontinent were of Turkic stock. In most Hindu texts, the Muslim invaders were referred as 'Turushkas'. Even in spoken dialects, Muslims were called as 'Turka'.