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  Exhibitions: African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean Africans in India: A Rediscovery at the Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts, New Delhi Newspaper Articles: India’s Forgotten African Tribe Rare [ … ]

Kappiri Spirits Installation

Contemporary artists participating in the third edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016-17 made reference to memoryscapes of Fort Kochi to revisit colonial histories, even as they excavated unknown accounts of the [ … ]

History

  In the past, Africans, and today Afro-Indians of mixed heritage live in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Bengal, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, and Maharashtra. In the fourteenth century [ … ]

Andhra Pradesh & Telengana

One can find images of African soldiers, elites, and ministers in Deccani and Mughal paintings. These painting serve as a vital source in portraying the different occupations of the Africans [ … ]

Kerala

Although an eastern African diaspora can be traced in other parts of India such as Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Karnataka, where there was relatively low cultural assimilation through marriages, it is [ … ]

Karnataka

The Afro-Indian community in Karnataka descends from people enslaved by the Portuguese in Goa who had either earned freedom or had escaped and moved into the hinterlands of Karnataka. Today [ … ]

Goa

During the colonial Portuguese occupation of Goa, enslaved Africans were brought to Goa to work in the Portuguese forts and factories and perform various other manual tasks. The Portuguese with [ … ]

Diu

Like in the case of Goa and Gujarat, Africans arrived in the small island of Diu as a result of Indian Ocean World slave slave trade. They were brought to [ … ]

Bibliography

Books and Articles:  Allen, Richard B. 2015. European Slave Trading in the Indian Ocean, 1500–1850. Ohio University Press. Alpers, Edward A. 1975. Ivory and Slaves: Changing Pattern of International Trade [ … ]