In the local culture, when there is a dance it is not performed by some selected few and watched idly by others but it is participated by all the people present there, ending difference between the performers and the audience. The Nawab of Sachin and Janjira. [37] In the city of Karachi, the main Sheedi centre is the area of Lyari and other nearby coastal areas. For the ethnic group in Ethiopia and Eritrea, see, "Afro-Indian" and "Afro Indian" redirect here. Created with Sketch. Another time, I was taken by the legend of Murud-Janjira, a … It was the capital town of the Siddis of Janjira. [11][12][13] Siddis were referred to as Zanji by Arabs; in China, various transcriptions of this Arabic word were used, including Xinji (辛吉) and Jinzhi (津芝).[14][15][16][17]. [24] The Siddi are recognized as a scheduled tribe in 3 states and 1 union territory: Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka and Daman and Diu.[25]. The place is full of coconut and betel nut trees and has a nice and prosperous seashore. When it comes to dress, women and men dress in typical Indian fashion. (2011) examined the autosomal DNA of Siddis in India. Siddis were also brought as slaves by the Deccan Sultanates. Famous Sheedis include the historic Sindhi army leader Hoshu Sheedi[41] and Urdu poet Noon Meem Danish. While they have assimilated in many ways to the dominant culture,[56] they have also kept some ancestral practices especially in music and dance. On 19 April 1736, Maratha warrior Chimaji Appa attacked the gathering forces in the encampments of the Siddis near Rewas. In the Delhi Sultanate period prior to the rise of the Mughals in India, Jamal-ud-Din Yaqut was a prominent Siddi slave-turned-nobleman who was a close confidant of Razia Sultana (1235–1240 CE). Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team. [7] Siddis are primarily Muslims, although some are Hindus and others belong to the Catholic Church. The princely state of Janjira fluttered its red flag with the crescent moon until India won independence in 1947 and merged all the princely states with the union by the following year. July 30th 2020 follow. [50], Thangaraj (2009) observed similar, mainly Bantu-linked paternal affinities amongst the Siddi. The latter mainly consisted of L0 and L2a sublineages associated with Bantu women. 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They estimate this admixture episode's time of occurrence at within the past 200 years or eight generations. The first Siddis are thought to have arrived in India in 628 AD at the Bharuch port. Malik Ambar - The Deccan’s African Defender | Tales & Trails 00:00. Janjira Fort, Maharashtra. The best thing about this fort is that it is surrounded by water on all sides and that is why is also referred to as Island Fort. Abstract and Figures Murud Janjira is a good example of water body fort located near the south Konkan coastline. [52] Only around 12% carried Africa-derived clades, which mainly consisted of the archaic haplogroup B-M60, of which they bore the highest frequency of any Pakistani population Underhill et al. Many attempts were made the British, Portuguese, Dutch and the Marathas to conquer the fort but all of them failed to capture this fort. Several others followed with the first Arab Islamic conquest of the subcontinent in 712 AD. Some were merchants, sailors, indentured servants, slaves and mercenaries. A good example of “Jal-Durg” (Fort amidst water), Murud Janjira is quiet unfamiliar to peoples. You need to drive on the In the 18th century, a Siddi community was established in Hyderabad State by the Arab Siddi diaspora, who have frequently served as cavalry guards to the Asif Jahi Nizam of Hyderabad's army. The latter group are believed to have been soldiers with Muhammad bin Qasim's Arab army, and were called Zanjis. Descendants of these dynasty’s still survive today. The Siddis are a community of African-origin Indian people living predominantly in India’s states of Karnataka and Gujarat. In Sindh, the Sheedis have traditionally intermarried only with people such as the Mallahs (fisherpeople), Khaskheli (laborers), Khatri (dyeing community) and Kori (clothmakers). Memorials of Sovereignty: Funerary Architecture of the Siddis of Janjira at Khokri (Maharashtra) Arts Asiatiques, vol 74 (2019), pp. Members are descended from the Bantu peoples of Southeast Africa. The name of the fort is a concatenation of the Konkani and Arabic words for Island, "morod" and "jazeera". Murud is a Marathi word for the Siddis, an ethnic group originating from Abyssinia, a historical nation in modern day Ethiopia. On the way to Deva-dungar is the quaint village of Sirvan, inhabited entirely by Siddis. [20][21], Harris (1971) provides an historical survey of the eastward dispersal of slaves from Southeast Africa to places like India. (2011) tested Siddi individuals in India for paternal lineages. [46], Sheedis in Sindh also proudly call themselves the Qambranis, (Urdu: قمبرانی ‎; Sindhi: قمبراڻي‎), in reverence to Qambar, the freed slave of Ali, the fourth Rashid Caliph. Well-conceived and well-defended, it was never conquered, though attacked dozens of … One theory is that the word derives from sahibi, an Arabic term of respect in North Africa, similar to the word sahib in modern India and Pakistan. Around 14% of Siddis from Karnataka and 35% of Siddis from Gujarat also belonged to the Sub-Saharan B-M60. The Marathas had earlier tried conquering Janjira but failed. The word Janjira is not native to India, and may have originated after the Arabic word Jazeera, which means an island. Several former slaves rose to high ranks in the military and administration, the most prominent of which was Malik Ambar. Fortified to the teeth, the structure could never be conquered by the Marathas, the Portuguese, or the British; in spite of their numerous attempts. It was ruled by Abyssinian Muslims called – SIDDI. This silver Ankushi rupee was struck in the name of Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II minted under the dominions of the Siddis of Janjira. Malik Ambar - The Deccan’s African Defender | Tales & Trails. Murud-Janjira Fort is situated on an oval-shaped rock off the Arabian Sea coast near the port town of Murud, 165 km (103 mi) south of Mumbai. Janjira, the marine fort, built by the Abyssinian Siddis, who had established a kingdom this side of the coast, was teasing my thoughts. [10] Siddis are also sometimes referred to as Afro-Indians. Qasim Umer is one cricketer who played for Pakistan in 80s. A former alternative name of Janjira was Habshan (i.e., land of the Habshis). [32] The Goma also has a spiritual significance and, at the climax of the dance, some dancers are believed to be vehicles for the presence of Siddi saints of the past.[33]. 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[5], However, Guha et al. Some Siddis escaped slavery to establish communities in forested areas, and some also established the small Siddi principalities of Janjira State on Janjira Island and Jafarabad State in Kathiawar as early as the twelfth century. Technically, the Sheedi are a brotherhood or a subdivision of the Siddi. [9] The Nizam of Hyderabad also employed African-origin guards and soldiers. Some Siddis escaped slavery to establish communities in forested areas, and some also established the small Siddi principalities of Janjira State on Janjira Island and Jafarabad State in Kathiawar as early as the twelfth century. They are calling it India’s ‘Lost Civilization’... but is it really? The word "morod" is peculiar to Konkani and is absent in Marathi. For other ethnic groups and people of both African and Indian origin or people of Indian descent in Africa, see. Many members of the Siddis community of Karnataka had migrated to Pakistan after independence and have settled in Karachi, Sindh. (2011), the maternal ancestry of the Siddi consists of a mixture of Bantu-associated haplogroups and Indian-associated haplogroups, reflecting substantial female gene flow from neighbouring Indian populations. On 19 April 1736, Maratha warrior Chimaji Appa attacked the gathering forces in the encampments of the Siddis near Rewas. It is famous for being the only fort along India's western coast that remained undefeated despite Maratha, Dutch and English East India Company attacks. (2011) observed that Siddis in Gujarat derive 66.90%–70.50% of their ancestry from Bantu forebears, while the Siddis in Karnataka possess 64.80%–74.40% such Southeast African ancestry. We go back in time and explore the ruins of a once grand fortified city in Vasai which today is lost and forgotten. The fort of Murud Janjira stands testimony to tell tales of the small yet powerful citadel of the Siddis. [35], A plurality of the Siddis in Karnataka follow Hinduism (41.8%), followed by Islam (30.6%) and Christianity (27.4%). These include the Goma music and dance form, which is sometimes called Dhamaal (Gujarati: ધમાલ, fun). The Asif Jahi rulers patronised them with rewards and the traditional Marfa music gained popularity and would be performed during official celebrations and ceremonies. A B S T R A C T Janjira - The Undefeated Fort Janjira Fort is situated on the Murud beach in the Arabian sea along the Konkan coast line. Janjira also known as Murud-janjira is a unique Jal-Durg (sea Fort) built by an Abssynian minister Malik Ambar of the Sultan of Ahmednagar who belonged to the Nizamshahi dynasty. Later the Siddi population was added to via Bantu peoples from Southeast Africa that had been brought to the Indian subcontinent as slaves by the Portuguese. The culture of the Siddi is indicative of both the length of time they have been in India and their East African origins. How did a young boy sold as a slave in Ethiopia rise and become so powerful in India? Recent advances in genetic analyses have helped shed some light on the ethnogenesis of the Siddi. Since then Murud Janjira Fort became the stronghold of Siddis. You can site this fort in a small town named Murud. More recent focused scholarship argues that although Siddis are numerically a minority, their historic presence in India for over five hundred years, as well as their self-perception, and how the broader Indian society relates to them, make them a distinct Bantu/Indian. Janjira was strategically a very important and impregnable fort in the Arabian Sea, with cannons embedded all around. The State of Bengal was ruled by Ethiopians for three years before being defeated and two Princely State’s, Janjira and Sachin in Western India controlled hundreds of miles of coastline for centuries. Bassein: The Forgotten City. Located 50 k.m. Guards (African Cavalry Guards) area near Masjid Rahmania, known locally as Siddi Risala in the city Hyderabad. [10], Similarly, another term for Siddis, habshi, is held to be derived from the common name for the captains of the Northeast African Abyssinian ships that also first delivered Siddi slaves to the subcontinent. The African Siddis of Janjira LHI Team. So Murud-Janjira essentially means “island of the Siddis”. Murud-Janjira is the local name for a fort situated at the coastal village of Murud, in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. Learning their lessons early on, the Marathas formulated and enhanced their maritime policies. Genetic genealogy, although a novel tool that uses the genes of modern populations to trace their ethnic and geographic origins, has also helped clarify the possible background of the modern Siddi. [5] Later most of these migrants became Muslim and a small minority became Hindu. Several others followed with the first Arab Islamic conquest of the subcontinent in 712 AD. The state of Janjira is noted as being among the smallest of the princely States in Menon’s “The Story of Integration of … As was the practice of many Islamic dynasties, the Siddis of Janjira also built their own tombs, with Siddi Surul Khan, the Wazir of Janjira State from 1707 – 1732, the most prominent. In Karnataka, they are concentrated around Yellapur, Haliyal, Ankola, Joida, Mundgod and Sirsi taluks of Uttara Kannada and in Khanapur of Belgaum and Kalaghatagi of Dharwad district. Murud is a village in Raigad district, south to Alibagh in the state of Maharashtra. [34], The Siddis of Karnataka (also spelled Siddhis) are an ethnic group of mainly Bantu descent that has made Karnataka their home for the last 400 years. [6] The estimated population of Sheedis in Pakistan is 250,000. Malik Ambar (pictured) is the most prominent example of a Siddi in India. The term ‘Siddi’ is derived from North Africa, where it was used as a term of respect. An architectural beauty in the Arabian sea, off the coast of Murud, the fort is about 50 feet high. Supposedly presented as slaves by the Portuguese to the local Prince, Nawab of Junagadh, the Siddis also live around Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife sanctuary. According to the authors, gene flow between the Siddis' Bantu ancestors and local Indian populations was also largely unidirectional. Is it far into the sea? [58] It is rare for the Siddi to marry outside of their communities although in Pakistan a growing number of the Sheedi (as they are known there) intermarry as a way to dilute their African lineage and reduce racial discrimination and prejudice. [23] Historically, Siddis have not existed only within binary relations to the nation state and imperial forces. [59], Siddi communities, although classified as a tribe by the Indian government (in order to receive benefits), primarily live in agricultural communities where men are responsible for the farming and women are responsible for the home and children. Goma music comes from the Kiswahili word "ngoma", which means a drum or drums. These captains were known as Sayyid. For instance, Siddi women wear colorful saris and don bindis. The Janjira Fort was initially made up of small wooden structure in the 15th Century. [31] The term is believed to be derived from the Ngoma drumming and traditional dance forms of the Bantu people inhabiting Central, East and Southern Africa. They did not simply succumb to the ideologies and structures of imperial forces, nor did they simply rebel against imperial rule. Malik Ambar recruited many Siddis in the 16th century, but historical references of their presence in India can be found from the 15th century. Some Siddis escaped slavery to establish communities in forested areas, and some even established small Siddi principalities on Janjira Island and at Jaffrabad as early as the twelfth century. [5] The Siddi population is currently estimated at around 270,000–350,000 individuals, with Karnataka, Gujarat and Hyderabad in India and Makran and Karachi in Pakistan[6] as the main population centres. The island of Janjira was under the control of the Siddis. The Murud – Janjira Fort is the prime highlight of this tourist hotspot. According to the authors, the genome-wide ancestry of the Makrani was essentially the same as that of the neighboring Indo-European speaking Balochi and Dravidian-speaking Brahui.[55]. Similarly, another term for Siddis, habshi (from Al-Habsh, the Arabic term for Abyssinia), is held to be derived from the common na… [29] The musical anthem of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party, "Bija Teer", is a Balochi song in the musical style of the Sheedis with Black African style rhythm and drums. [22] Hamilton (1990) argues that Siddis in South India are a significant social group whose histories, experiences, cultures, and expressions are integral to the African Diaspora and thus, help better understand the dynamics of dispersed peoples. It also denotes any dancing occasion where traditional drums are principally used. Today, they follow very few of their original customs, with a few exceptions like the traditional Dhamal dance. The remaining autosomal DNA components in the studied Siddi were mainly associated with local South Asian populations. Janjira is considered one of the strongest marine forts in India. Although this is disputed, he may also have been her lover, but contemporary sources do not indicate that this was necessarily the case.[19]. Men wear what is generally appropriate for men in their communities. Do I approach it by boat? (2012) observed few genetic differences between the Makrani of Pakistan and adjacent populations. [5], Narang et al. They live primarily along the Makran in Balochistan, and lower Sindh. The word Janjira is a corruption of the Arabic word “Jazeera”, which means an island. 147-154, 2019 [54], Similarly, Shah et al. It also had high economic importance as the traders had to pay large amounts to pass by this fort. After their conversion to Islam, the African freedmen of India, originally called Habshi from the Arabic, called themselves Sayyad (descendants of Muhammad) and were consequently called Siddis. The remaining Siddis had Indian associated or Near Eastern-linked clades, including haplogroups P, H, R1a-M17, J2 and L-M20. The majority of the Siddis in Gujarat are Muslims (98.7%), with very few following Hinduism (1%). There are conflicting hypotheses on the origin of the name Siddi. Janjira Fort is a few hours' journey from Mumbai's Gateway of India pier. Ratnagiri Petroglyphs: A Window into the Past. Indeed, the island Janjira was formerly called Habshan, meaning Habshan’s or … Owing to the castle's fortifications, the Admiral could not attack conventionally. "[45], Sheedis are largely populated in different towns and villages in lower Sindh. About 53% of the Siddis from Gujarat and 24% of the Siddis from Karnataka belonged to various Bantu-derived macro-haplogroup L subclades. The fort is approached by sailboats from Rajapuri jetty. [8], There are conflicting hypotheses on the origin of the name Siddi. According to one legend, in the year 1489 the Ahmadnagar Sultanate sent its Admiral Piram Khan (of Ethiopian descent) with orders to capture the Murud-Janjira castle from Ram Patil. [51], Qamar et al. Murud was once known in Marathi as Habsan ("of Habshi" or Abyssinian). Janjira is especially considered one of the best specimens of naval fort architecture. [9] A second theory is that the term Siddi is derived from the title borne by the captains of the Arab vessels that first brought Siddi settlers to India; these captains were known as Sayyid. [5] There is a 50,000-strong Siddhi population across India, of which more than a third live in Karnataka. According to the researchers, about 58% of the Siddis' ancestry is derived from Bantu peoples. For other uses, see, "Habshi" redirects here. Some Siddis also came as merchants but most of them worked as slaves and since then remained in India as part of the African diaspora. [42][43] Sheedis are also well known for their excellence in sports, especially in football and boxing. In the year 1736, Siddis of Murud-Janjira set out in a battle with the forces of Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao. But, an example of a staple meal would be a large portions of rice with dal and pickles. Murud is the nearest town to the fort which is located at about 165 kms from Mumbai. When the confrontation ended, 1,500 Siddis, including their … R1a1a-M17 (30.30%), J2 (18.18%) and R2 (18.18%) were their most common male lineages. The Siddi (pronounced [sɪd̪d̪i]), also known as Sidi, Siddhi, Sheedi or Habshi, are an ethnic group inhabiting India and Pakistan. Murud is not a big village but it is famous for the Island Fort of Murud-Janjira. [60] Outside of their communities, men also tend to be employed as farm hands, drivers, manual laborers, and security guards.[61]. [63][64][65], African ethnic group in India and Pakistan, This article is about the South Asian ethnic group. A former alternative name of Janjira was Habshan (i.e., land of the Habshis). A king of Ahmadnagar had had enough of his manipulative mother & conniving nobles, so he took a sabbatical. [62], Athletics has been an important part of the Siddi community and has been a means to uplift youth and a means of escape from poverty and discrimination. They are very active in cultural activities and organise annual festivals, like, Habash Festival, with the support of several community organisations. Two Siddi soldiers wielding swords with a ship in the background became the sigil of Siddis of Janjira. It has been reported that these Siddis believe that Barack Obama shares their genepool.They wished to gift him and honour him on his visit to India in 2010. (2009) likewise detected a relatively high frequency of R1a1a-M17 (25%) subclade among Makrani Siddis. 00:00. They came to be known by the name of Siddis or Habshis (Ethiopians or Abyssinians). Siddis are Sunni Muslims who are from Said tribe and hence they are known as Siddis. SHARE . [39] Clearly, the instrument, songs and dance appear to be derived from Africa.[40]. The remainder possessed Indian-specific subclades of the Eurasian haplogroups M and N, which points to recent admixture with autochthonous Indian groups. Fig. They were brought 300 years ago from Portuguese colonial territories for the Nawab of Junagadh. A former alternative name of Janjira was Habshan (i.e., land of the Habshis). A second theory is that the term Siddi is derived from the title borne by the captains of the Arab vessels that first brought Siddi settlers to India. Rice with dal and pickles of L0 and L2a sublineages associated with south. 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