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

Malik Sarwar (1394 – 1403)

Malik Sarwar, also described as a Habashi, became the governor of Jaunpur, a sultanate close to Delhi. Under the title of Malik-us-Shark (king of the east) he captured the Jaunpur province. According to the History of Medieval India, Part I (S.Chand& Co, 2007), “In 1389, Malik Sarwar received the title of Khajah-i-Jahan. In 1394, he was appointed as the governor of Jaunpur and received his title of Malik-us-Sharq from Sultan Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah II Tughluq (1394 – 1413).

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Soon, he established himself as an independent ruler and took the title of Atabak-i-Azam. He suppressed the rebellions in Etawah, Koil and Kanauj. He was also able to bring under his control Kara, Awadh, Sandila, Dalmau, Bahraich, Bihar and Tirhut. The Rai of Jajnagar and the ruler of Lakhnauti acknowledged his authority and sent him a number of elephants. After his death, he was succeeded by his adopted son Malik Qaranfal, who took the title of Mubarak Shah”

Malik Sarwar and his five successors namely Malik Mubarak Quranfal, Ibrahim Shah, Mahmud Shah, Bhikhan Khan and lastly Hussain Shah are called Sharqi kings who ruled the kingdom of Jaunpur for little less than a century. They were all without exceptions black Indo-Africans otherwise called Habashis or the Ethiopians in India.This was the period of peace and prosperity in the history of Jaunpur witnessing remarkable achievements in the fields of art, architecture, education, trade and commerce.

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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.


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?