African Elites in India: Habshi Amarat
Sub-Saharan Africans have a longstanding and distinguished presence in India, where they are most commonly known as Habshis or Sidis. Habshi is the Arabic for an Abyssinian or Ethiopian, and Sidi is apparently derived from the Arabic sayyidi, "my lord". 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. Rather than the groups hitherto studied, its focus is on the elite of Sub-Saharan African-Indian merchants, soldiers, nobles, statesmen, and rulers who attained prominence in various parts of India between the fifteenth and twentieth centuries, 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.
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Abyssinian Afaqis African slaves Ahmadnagar Ahmedabad al-Din Ambarkot Ankushi rupees Arab architecture Aurangzeb Bahmani sultanate Barbak Barbak Shah bastions Begam Begum Bengal Bibi Bijapur Bombay British built Burhan century Collection of Kenneth copper coins countermarked daughter Daulatabad Deccan decoration Delhi domes elite Ethiopian Fateh Khan Firuz Golconda Gujarat Gyani Habshi Hindu History Husain Hyderabad Ikhlas Khan India inscription Islamic Jafarabad Jahan Jahangir Janjira Jasdanwalla John McLeod Joyce Robbins Kenneth and Joyce Khan's kingdom Kutch legend London Malik Ambar Maratha mihrab minarets mosque Mughal emperor Mughal empire Mughal painting Mumbai Murtaza Museum Muslim Nawab nawab of Janjira Nawab of Sachin Nawab Sidi Mohammad Nizam Shahi nobles obverse Obverse and reverse palace Peshwa Photograph portrait prayer hall Prince reign of Sidi royal ruler sardars Shivaji Sidi Abd Sidi Ahmad Khan Sidi Ibrahim Khan Sidi Masud Sidi Mohammad Khan Sidi Surur stone tomb wall wazir wife Yaqut Yaqut Khan