Hindus Beyond the Hindu Kush: Indians in the Central Asian Slave Trade*

  title={Hindus Beyond the Hindu Kush: Indians in the Central Asian Slave Trade*},
  author={Scott Cameron Levi},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society},
  pages={277 - 288}
  • S. Levi
  • Published 31 October 2002
  • History, Economics
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
Abstract Historical analyses of slavery in India generally emphasize the escalation of this social institution during the era of Muslim domination in north India. The present study is not an exception to this rule. However, while historical records make it clear that the Delhi Sultans and Mughal emperors retained slavery in order to suit their political and economic needs, it should be emphasized that Muslim rulers did not introduce slavery to the subcontinent. Sources such as the Arthaśāstra… 
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      Meyendorff suggests that there were, at that time, between 500 and 600 Russian slaves in Bukhara
        For more on the role of Kunduz in the exportation of Indian and Afghan slaves to markets in Central Asia in this period, see also Alexander Gardner, Memoirs of Alexander Gardner
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