Malik Ambar: The Legacy of an Ethiopian Ruler in India

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Omar H. Ali, Professor & Dean, Lloyd International Honors College (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Among the tens of thousands of men, women, and children captured in Africa and sold into slavery in the Middle East and India was an Ethiopian of fierce determination: Malik Ambar. Born Chapu in 1548 in Harar, where the Ethiopian highlands meet the dessert stretching to the Red Sea, Ambar (as he was later called) was stripped of his family, his name, and forever taken from his homeland. Nevertheless, half a century later, and halfway around the world, he had transformed himself into a king-maker in India’s Deccan, leading the most powerful military force against Mughal rule.

Additional Information

The Reporter, August 20, 2011
Language: English
Date: 2011
Malik Ambar, Ethiopia, slavery, India, politics, African Diaspora

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