Black Indians: Africans of India and Pakistan!

African Indians

Compared to the fate of Africans of the Americas, the history of Africans in India is still largely unknown to the west.

There are small communities like Jambur scattered along India’s west coast. They are the home to the descendants of Africans who arrived on theIndian continent thousands of years ago. Many of them travelled there as mercenaries, merchants and sailors.

Sea trade between east and southern Africa, and Gujarat in India was established more than 2,000 years ago.

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Many of India’s kings and princes recruited Africans as their ministers, personal bodyguards, and musicians. In some parts of India and Pakistan Sidis even rose to be powerful generals or kings themselves.

BBC: In pictures: India’s African Communities

77 thoughts on “Black Indians: Africans of India and Pakistan!”

  1. ? am a black man. Either indians and blacks are equally racist,one is more racist than the other,or they are both not racist.You may like to know that ? have decided on this issue,and that ? KNOW that ? am correct.? base my decision on my experiences.

  2. I am simply a black man looking at all the people here looking for bragging rights to say “I have climbed to the top of the dung heap with the rest of my people” who ever they may be. You are still on a dung heap. All the mess this world is facing no matter the caste or technology I see no bragging rights.

    1. I agree completely – as Pliny said “And man who has driven out the inhabitants of other lands and enclosed others in fences like barb wire; after all this? What greater portion of
      the earth is he master of?”

  3. Man,
    whatever is history of the blacks in india, muslim kings bought’em as slaves. no indian bought a black man as slave. u love ganja indians love ganja. ganja is indian word. so com on man, we don’t hate africans. some westerners just love to say that we are racist. that sort of makes their racism smaller. so, let’s give to you. i salutes all of ya. those who bought blacks as slaves were Turki & Arab, not native indians.

  4. hindus r the ones tht hate blacks! Im a sikh nd we’re cool wit blacks we dont do tht caste system bullshit tht means light skinned ppl r better then darkk skinned peoples. These elitist racist hindu high castes themselves r pretty dark dont know why they r all racist

  5. I WANT ALL OF THIS TO STOP NOW; MOVE ON TO ANOTHER TOPIC. MY NEW TOPIC IS RAPE IN INDIA IS A WAY OF LIFE. DISCUSS

  6. MY SECOND TOPIC IS HINDUS ARE QUEERS AND MUSLIMS IN INDIA AND SOMALI HAVE SEX WITH THEIR COUSINS – AND SOME UNCLES MARRY THEIR NIECES

  7. Greetings my name is Yahchanan ; the true living El is Yahweh. I am a Hebrew Israelite that lives in the US many of my Brothers & Sisters that are Hebrews have lost there identity around the world because of slavery, The great EL sent his chosen people the House of Israel in to captivity because of disobeying his covenant. Many Hebrews are worshipping Gods which is a direct commandment of YAH not to due, this is one of many reason that the Hebrew nation has suffered dearly across the world. To my Hebrew Brothers and Sisters in order for your condition in life to get better you must reconnect back to the Mighty El Yahweh.

  8. It’s amazing to see how “separate and divide can conquer all”, slim chance that Man, Humans and Mankind will ever unite.
    Peace and Love to those capable of receiving it!

  9. melannin , genetics, Mutations, enviromental evolution,
    animals live all over the world, lots of spices millions of variations
    ( usually adapted to there surroungings )
    i wonder if they suffer from the same ignorance ?,
    elephants for example indian african , or just elephant ?
    polar bear, black bear, brown bear, or just Bear ?
    enviroment dictates its inhabitants .
    just say we are all human , and live in a world together , with man made borders ,
    ( divide and rule is there only plan …. ) Bob Marley, modern day profit !
    history will not prevent your future,
    and if its not based on love it is distructive,
    I am we are all one love 1
    just say we are all human , and live in a world together , with man made borders ,
    ( divide and rule ) Bob Marley,

    ps am no matmatishion and my spelling is shocking
    but surely the further you go back in history the less pepole would on this planet that could only mean we all have common ansestors RIGHT ?
    wonder what the climate was like ?
    I am we are all one love 1

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