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Revival of interest in aboriginal history: The “Khoe”, descendants of herders who introduced pottery 2000 years ago – Southern Africa

Read the full article by Prof. Andrew B. Smith >> The name ‘Hottentot’, or its Afrikaans shortening ‘Hotnot’, became a disparaging term for people of colour at the Cape. Today we refer to the aboriginal herders of the Cape by the … Continue reading

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Bushmen, the original people of southern Africa, regain the right to live on their ancestral lands – Botswana

A celebration of the Bushmen’s historic court victory against their expulsion from their ancestral lands, weaving together photos and testimonies showing their profound connection to their homelands. The Bushmen are the original people of southern Africa. They can uniquely claim … Continue reading

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Historical roots and customs of the Sidi: India’s tribal communities of African ancestry – Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra

Helene Basu, Associate Professor at Free University in Berlin, interviewed by Darryl D’Monte in Frontline, Volume 22 – Issue 18, Aug 27 – Sep 09, 2005 Read the full interview in Frontline >> Sidis [Sidhi] in India are now completely assimilated into local … Continue reading

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“I feel that you are a part of me and I will never forget you”: Tribal elder in a travel account by historian Runoko Rashidi – Looking at India through African Eyes

LOOKING AT INDIA THROUGH AFRICAN EYES: A TRAVEL PERSPECTIVE BY RUNOKO RASHIDI* As I am now in the process of completing the finishing touches on a French language collection of my essays on the African presence in Asia I find … Continue reading

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The Koli (Kori, Kol), aboriginal communities found “from Kashmir to Kanya Kumari”: Representations from ancient epics to freedom struggle and modern India

Bhushan on MEGHnet 1 January 2011 | Read the full article here >> […] It is interesting to note that Koris trace their history to the past where all present day downtrodden reach. This again bursts the myth that there … Continue reading

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