A Pictorial Essay on an African
in the Southwestern India
Last Updated on: January 29, 2014
During colonial years, Europeans brought with them several
people of African origin to India as labor. Most of them set
themselves free thanks to complicated mosaic of kingdom boundaries and a
dense forest cover and have come to be known as Siddis. Siddis are
completely Indianized - they speak local languages, practice local
religions including Hinduism, Islam and Roman Catholic.
Some Indians of African origin, settled in India since the
medieval times are also sometimes referred to as Siddis.
Indians of African Origin