The Untold History of African Kings who Ruled India


Before the foundation of Romans and Greece, Dravidians turned the Indus valley into a civilized nation. The black men and women were determined to transform the Indians. These ambitious African Kings drove the culture, belief, and trade around the Indian region.


Ethiopia is a country that has had the best relations with the Indians, so most of the black kings came from Ethiopian citizens. Naga was born in Ethiopia but went ahead to rule Sri Lanka, India, and Burma.


Malik Andil Khan Sultan


The Ethiopians at one point conquered the Bengal Kingdom in the Habshi dynasty. Siddhi was an ethnic group that lived in Pakistan. Their descendants came from the Bantu people in Africa.


After the king was assassinated Malik Andil took over. But after a short while, he changed his name to Saifu-d-din Muzaffar Firuz Shah. His deeds proved that he was a nice and wise king.


He has been in power since 1487-1490. The territory was full of peace and generosity. The Indian biblical describes him as a legend of the poor society. However, most government officials did not like his generosity.  They decided to make it clear that Malik doesn’t know the value of money and he deserves to be taught. At one moment, they cut off some money to leave fewer coins for the poor. Malik was very furious about the act. He erected a mosque, a savior, and a tower which are still strong in the city of Gaur.


Jamal al-Din Yaqut.


He was one of the slaves from Africans, who started rising to power as a Habshi. Jamal secured a job as a Muslim monarch as one of the security members. Queen Raziya, the female monarch at that moment, liked Jamal. So, through her favor, he promoted him to royal courtier and become a superintended in the government.


She called her Amir-al-Khayl. He became the leader of the Turkish nobility and controls a lot of deals from the region. Razia resented being a female ruler of the Islamic clerics and nobles. He provoked an open rebellion. But shortly after making Jamal the top official, the black man was assassinated by haters.


Malik Sarwar


He was a Habashi who ruled over Jaunpur. His title was Khan-i-Jahan, as reported by S. Chand & Co,2007. Sultan Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah II Tughluq in 1394, transformed his name to Malik-us-Sharq. It took a short period before he called himself a self-independent ruler, by the title Atabak-i-Azam. Malik brought a lot of Kingdoms like Sandila, Dalmau, Bihar, Kara in total control.


He received a number of elephants from Rai in Jajnagar who praised his rulings. Immediately after death, his son alike Qaranfal took over. He took the title of Mubarak Shah.


His descents are Hussain Shah, Bhikhan Khan, Mahmud Shah, Ibrahim Shah, Mubarak Quranfal ruled the Jaunpur kingdom for less than one century. The period when the Ethiopians in India ruled, was referred to as a period of peace and prosperity. Education, architecture, commerce, and arts succeeded.


Malik Ambar


Malik Ambar was one of the greatest Indo-Africans whom people celebrated. He was born In Harar Ethiopia in 1550. He went to India and with his courage, raised the army. He was a bright man with fighting tactics. Ambar was also a diplomatic man. Eventually, Ambar wanted his own army. So he broke from Bijapur and collected Arabs, Dakani, and Africans to make an army of around 1500 men. He was later welcomed in Ahmadnagar where he imprisoned King Murtaza II. Malik has raised minor leaders to top positions.


He transformed the agricultural, financial, and education sectors. He got praises from a contemporary Arab historian called Ferista. They referred to him as the most brilliant financier in the era of Indians.


Of all these things, his army was something to play away with. They defeated Mogulus for over twenty years. But immediately after his death, the Mogulus defeated his kingdom to conquer Dakini.


After his reign, his son Murtaza I wanted his mother to rule over. The kingdom went on well and when Murtaza II took over, he promoted Habashi to be the Prime minister, Abhanger Khan. It was the best moment for Indo-Africans to rule over.


The Habshi community is no longer powerful and visible in India. Intermarriage has given rise to a hybrid. There is no influence like in the past historical moments.


The above list is not complete, we just chose a few powerful Habshi, Ethiopians, Abyssinians, and Dravidian rulers. They really shaped current India.


Researchers are still in the field to find out more about the Indo-Africans who found their roots in the Indian Kingdoms. The African men and women who brought much limelight to the Ethiopians must be praised.



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