Created: February 06, 2000
© K. L. Kamat
During this Black History Month (Feb. 2000), we recognize the Indians of African Origin. Shown in the picture above is an African merchant in India. The Janjeera people, believed to be of Ethiopian origin, came to India on business and went on to control important positions in local governments during the fifteenth century. A fort built by them, and defended against even the forces as strong as that of Shivaji can be visited in Maharashtra today.
(We thank our patron Nicholas Glean for prompting this
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