Sunday, October 01, 2006

India's African Communities

I was never aware of the fact that some African people have been bought to India in an era long gone. Saw some pictures in the BBC. I really feel it is wonderful. No wonder India is so rich and is an amazing country of contrasts and it is these contrats that makes it rich and its culture so strong...

There are small communities like Jambur scattered along India's west coast. They are the home to the descendants of Africans who were brought to the subcontinent as slaves. Many others travelled as mercenaries, merchants and sailors.

Sea trade between east and southern Africa, and Gujarat in India was established more than 2,000 years ago. Says the BBC

Click below to see the pictures

Courtesy : BBC


Hip Grandma said...

The news as well as the pics were interesting.

monty said...

INdeed - interesting and informative, came as a surprise but thats me being naive.

Thanks for that.