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African Elites in India
Habshi Amarat

Edited by Kenneth X Robbins and John McLeod


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OUT OF PRINT
215 x 279 mm | 8.5 x 11 in
Hardcover | 272 pages
339 colour illustrations
ISBN:
978-81-88204-73-1 (Mapin)
978-1-890206-97-0 (Grantha)?
 
 
 
          
   
 
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Foreword

♦ His Highness Nawab Dr. Sidi N. Khan, M. D., Nawab Nasrut Jung Bahadur, Mubaraz-ud-Daula, Nawab of Sachin
♦ Nawabzadi Fatma Begum A. Jasdanwalla of Janjira
♦ Shihan de Silva Jayasuriya
 
Introduction: African Elites in India
 
Part I: Africans in the Medieval Deccan
♦ Malik Ambar and Elite Slavery in the Deccan, 1400–1650
♦ The Architectural Legacy of Malik Ambar, Malik Sandal, and Yaqut Dabuli Habshi
♦ Paintings of Africans in the Deccan
 
Part II: Africans in Medieval North India, Bengal, and Gujarat
♦ The Habshi Sultans of Bengal
♦ The Mystery of the Shaking Minarets of the Mosque of Sidi Bashir
♦ The Sidi Sayyid−or Sidi Said−Mosque in Ahmedabad
 
Part III: Africans in Mughal India and the Princely States
♦ The Sidi Kingdom of Janjira
♦ The Nawabs of Sachin
♦ Occupying Some Spaces, Darkly: Sidis in Paintings from Kutch
♦ The Habshis of Hyderabad
 
Appendix: Identifying Africans in India

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Description

Sub-Saharan Africans have a longstanding and distinguished presence in India, where they are known as Habshi or Siddi. In the last decade there has been a veritable explosion of scholarship on Habshis and Sidis in India. This book is a contribution to this growing field, but with a difference. Its focus is on the elite of Sub-Saharan African-Indians who attained prominence in various parts of India between the 15th and 20thcenturies, and on Africans who served at the courts  of Indian monarchs as servants, slaves, eunuchs,  or concubines.

This book is a series of snapshots, in the form of essays by specialists in the history, numismatics, architecture, the art history of South Asia, and of colour and black-and-white illustrations.

About the Editors
John Mcleod
is chair of the Department of History at the University of Louisville. A specialist in South Asian history, he has books, articles and reviews to his credit.
Kenneth X. Robbins, a psychiatrist, has published more than 40 articles on Indian history and art and he has curated nine exhibitions.

With contributions from Bob AldermanFitzroy André BaptisteShailendra BhandareRichard M. EatonStan GoronB.N. GoswamyFaaeza JasdanwallaNawabzadi Fatma Begum A. Jasdanwalla Of JanjiraShihan De Silva JayasuriyaOmar KhalidiHis Highness Nawab Dr Sidi Nasrullah KhanNawab Nasrut Jung BahadurMubaruz-Ud-DaulaNawab Of SachinLalit KumarKlaus Rotzer and Mehrdad Shokoohy.

 

Praise

"“The book unravels and traces the path of discovery. ...A history that engages like a jigsaw puzzle; a history that illuminates into the present.”"
The Tribune

 

 

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