The words ‘mind-blowing, awesome, wonderful, eye-opening, truly amazing, inspirational, life changing’ are being used by visitors—from as far away as Australia, Ethiopia, France, India, Italy and Spain—to describe the deeply inspring and moving exhibition Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers. Come and see for yourself what they have discovered.
Over the course of nearly 2,000 years, millions of East Africans, free and enslaved, crossed the Indian Ocean in their journey to distant lands, from Arabia and Iraq to India and Sri Lanka. In India, some enslaved men became navy commanders, regents, and princes and founded dynasties.
The African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean World traces their truly unique and fascinating story of struggles and achievements.