The African Connection
First Online: February 3, 2001
Last Updated: June 24, 2015
Our last year's special on the Indians
of African origin generated a lot interest among the
African diaspora. So this year, during the Black History Month of
February, we are beginning a new section on the Indo-African nexus.
Of course, the most important bond between the African continent
and the Indian subcontinent is one of peace, initiated by Mahatma Gandhi
while he was in South Africa. But interestingly, the relationship extends
far before the European occupation, as can be seen from this presentation.
One of the most ancient historical artifacts found in the Indus valley
resembles a African woman, and Lord Krishna (black tribal) is one of the
important deities of Hinduism.
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