4 African Kings Who Ruled India That Have Been Erased From History

4 African Kings Who Ruled India That Have Been Erased From History

“…The darkest man is here the most highly esteemed and considered better than the others who are not so dark. Let me add that in very truth these people portray and depict their gods and their idols black and their devils white as snow. For they say that God and all the saints are black and the devils are all white. That is why they portray them as I have described.” – Marco Polo,after visiting the Pandyan Kingdom in 1288

More than a thousand years before the foundations of Greece and Rome, proud and industrious Black men and women known as the Dravidian erected a powerful civilization in the Indus Valley. From those origins, African Kings in India drove the region’s commerce, culture, and belief systems.

4 African Kings Who Ruled India That Have Been Erased From History

Dr. Clyde Winters, author of Afrocentrism: Myth or Science? writes:

“Ethiopians have had very intimate relations with Indians. In fact, in antiquity the Ethiopians ruled much of India. These Ethiopians were called the Naga. It was the Naga who created Sanskrit. A reading of ancient Dravidian literature which dates back to 500 BC, gives us considerable information on the Naga. In Indian tradition the Naga won central India from the Villavar (bowmen) and Minavar (fishermen).”

Afrocentrism: Myth or Science
  • Winters, Clyde (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 343 Pages - 07/03/2006 (Publication Date) - Lulu.com (Publisher)

He goes on to say “The Naga were great seamen who ruled much of India, Sri Lanka and Burma. To the Aryans they described as half man and snake. The Tamil knew them as warlike people who used the bow and noose. The earliest mention of the Naga, appear in the Ramayana , they are also mentioned in the Mahabharata. In the Mahabharata we discover that the Naga had the capital city in the Dekkan, and other cities spread between the Jumna and Ganges as early as 1300 BC. The Dravidian classic, the Chilappathikaram made it clear that the first great kingdom of India was Naganadu.

The Naga probably came from Kush-Punt/Ethiopia since the Puntites were the greatest sailors of the ancient world, and in the Kemetic inscriptions there is mention of the Puntite ports of Outculit, Hamesu and Tekaru, which corresponds to Adulis, Hamasen and Tigre.”

Even the legends of India revere the Black race that laid the foundation of their civilization, and the holiest books of India also affirm that enlightenment came from Ethiopia ((The first God of India was a dreadlocked black man called Shiva.)

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Khemi HendrixXx

Title is misleading. Just because your dark skinned doesn’t make you African. If people migrated from Africa, went to India and established a civilization decades to a century later, they’re Indian. It kills me how a dark hued person can be called African no matter how far renoved they are, but no one else is; even though we all are believed to have come into existence in Africa. If Dravidians and Naga were African, so were the Tudors.


African-American after 400 years and 14 (30 yr) generations and many of us are of various hues. It’s about bloodline. You can graft onto the branches but the root remains unchanged. So your point of skin color is moot.

Bradley Reeves

Not to be combative but you’re wrong. Genetically, modern Dravidian Indians bear the closest familial similarity to East Africans. Both cultures began using clarified butter, also known as ghee, before the rest of the world and Sanskrit is thought by many linguists to have had ancient African roots. These are facts, not conjecture.

Bradley Reeves

And being Homo Sapiens, the Tudors had African origins, as do all humans. Humanity is African.

James Anderson

It has been scientifically proven that the Dravidian people of India have the same blood lineage as East Africans. They are closely related to Ethiopians. So YES that proves they are AFRICAN by lineage. Not accepting these facts do not make it any less true.


The genetics of the traditional African in the genetics of the traditional Indian are very different while a traditional Indian even though he may have dark skin he also has neanderthal DNA while the African has 100% Homosapien DNA.


This was quite an interesting read. Any sources you can share?


What can I say. You have some informative information about “black history” but to leave out The Honorable Elijah Muhamned is “sinful”


This is not a binary system, we cannot call everything we do sinful or not sinful. This is bullshit and narrow brainer idea. Someone has shared his research, you can do it too.

Matsebe Lucas Lekalakala

As a Genealogical Researcher, I am forced to say that i am indeed blown up by the information i have just read on this website. In fact, i have learnt a lot. This is an indication that a lot has to be done in digging up the history of our African people which has been buried more than six feet underground.Therefore, i concur with the call that African History should be re-written.

By Matsebe Lucas Lekalakala
(Genealogical Researcher, Author & Teacher)

Maria Darku

There is time for everything.
Like it or not we will know the history
Well done


Love to know more on your efforts in digging out African history that are not based in sentiments rather through genuine research on the hidden treasures of history,as most of us believe that in Africa civilization started.
But the question is how did it stopped and who and who that stopped it that made the whole continent a dark one as we reseeded backwardly to the great beyond?