A short history of the nature, motivations and the overall scale of the Islamic slave trade in India, starting from the first Arab invasions to the Sultanate and the Mughals. I also discuss the theological justification for slavery, the enslavement and conversion of women and children, the export of Hindu slaves, upward mobility of slaves, and slavery in Muslim armies.
About Speaker: –
Sai Priya is a doctor by training, blogger and commentator on Indian history, culture, religion and contemporary issues. She is particularly passionate about administrative reforms of Hindu Temples, Hindu Cultural revivalism and Hindu Art. She can be found on twitter @priya_27_