Introduction: A Long-Standing Relationship

  • Ajay Kumar Dubey
  • Aparajita Biswas
Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)


Contact between India and Africa dates back to ancient times, when Indian merchants were trading extensively with the Indian Ocean littorals in Africa. The period of European colonial expansion, which included the incorporation of the Indian subcontinent and large swathes of Africa into the British Empire, helped establish a large community of people of Indian origin in Africa, adding to a rich history of two-way traffic. This chapter provides an introduction to the contributed volume with details regarding each contribution.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UGC Centre for African Studies, School of International StudiesJawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)New DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Centre for African Studies (CAS)University of MumbaiMumbaiIndia

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