African Rulers in India; The Part of History We Choose to Ignore

Ancient India was never racist, allowing Africans, who primarily arrived in this country as slaves, upward mobility.

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Over many centuries of recorded history, India has witnessed hordes of African -origin people come and settle in this country permanently.

A large number of Abyssinian (inhabitants of Ethiopia in East Africa) slaves arrived with Islamic invasions.

These African origin slaves were not only recruited in the armies of the Sultans, but also rose to major administrative positions such as court magistrates, toll collectors, tax and law enforcement officers.

From Bengal to Goa, from Murud-Janjira to Karnataka, you can still find their descendants.

India cannot afford to be racist when its history is replete with examples of sharing and caring for people who arrived in this country from abroad.

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