From Africans in India to African Indians Cover Image

From Africans in India to African Indians
From Africans in India to African Indians

Author(s): Renata Czekalska, Agnieszka Kuczkiewicz‑Fraś
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics
Published by: KSIĘGARNIA AKADEMICKA Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: Africans in India; Habshi; Siddi

Summary/Abstract: The first migrations of people from Africa to the Indian Subcontinent took place about fifty‑sixty thousand years ago. However, most of the Indo‑African population of India came to the Subcontinent in the last five hundred years. They became naturalized to both the Indian culture and the Indian way of life reasonably quickly, they became involved in politics and social disputes, and many of them rose to a high authority in the Indian society. The aim of the article is to show the status development of Africans in India and the change in social attitude towards them, by means of an analysis of examples chosen from the history of African settlement in India.

  • Issue Year: 13/2016
  • Issue No: 42
  • Page Range: 189-212
  • Page Count: 24
  • Language: English