These Africans gracefully ruled India in the Middle Ages

August 28, 2018 at 04:39 am | History

Nduta Waweru

Nduta Waweru | Contributor

August 28, 2018 at 04:39 am | History

Africans in India. Photo: LSE

Sidi Badr

Sidi Badr was an African who worked as a guard and in 1409, he staged a coup that saw him take over power in Bengal. He apparently ruled for three years before he was assassinated. During his rule, he had an army of 30,000 men, 5,000 of whom were Ethiopians just like him.

However, after his assassination, many Africans in India were moved out of Bengal to Deccan and Gujarat.

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