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Africans in India: From slaves to reformers and rulers

The main African figures of the past have not been forgotten but their ethnicity has been erased, consciously or not, she adds.

“The people who have heard of Malik Ambar, for example, generally do not know he was Ethiopian. Does it mean that these men’s origin was so irrelevant that it was useless to mention it, or is this historical erasure the product of a conscious denial of the African contribution?” she asks.