<i>[Conférence]</i> India's Elite Africans

<i>[Conférence]</i> India's Elite Africans

Institute of Commonwealth Studies
University of London

Thursday 27th January 2011

at 5.30 pm

Room G34, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Nearest underground station: Russell Square

India's Elite Africans


The dispersion of Africans is generally associated with slavery and the slave trade. Most Afro‐Asians have been written out of history. Within this scenario, how was it possible for Africans to rule parts of Asia, not just for a few years but for three and a half centuries? Three scholars will address this issue and consider the current status of Elite Africans in India today.

5.30‐5.50 pm “From Elite Africans to Ex‐Royals: Marriages in the Janjira and Sachin Families”
Professor John McLeod (University of Louisville, USA)

5.50‐6.10 pm “The Invincible Fort of the Sidis of Janjira”
Dr Faaeza Jasdanwalla (Aberystwyth University, Wales)

6.10‐6.30 pm “Elite Africans in India: the Route to Power”
Dr Shihan de Silva (Institute of Commonwealth Studies)

6.30‐7.00 pm Discussion

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