Technology and tradition- Siddi Tribe members from Gujrat, India
Siddi tribe in Gujrat is referred to as the “lost tribe of Africa” . The members of this community are the descendants of the African slaves who were bought to India as far back as the 10th century. They were bought by Arab merchants who traded with India when there was a flourishing slave market in Gujrat. The Siddis numbering less than 15,000 now live in small pockets along the coastal states of Gujarat and also in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa. Most of them live in abject poverty now. However they have maintained a great tradition of music and dance.