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The forgotten exodus of Roma people from Bharat amidst the brutality of Islamic invasions

“The forgotten exodus of Roma people from India amidst the brutality of Islamic invasions”, Hindu Dvesha, February 16, 2024:

“Imagine the medieval era in Europe, with its knights, castles, and a surprising presence—Indians, known as the Romani or Gypsies. Originating from India, these wanderers brought a unique culture with them. However, integrating into European society posed challenges. They were often stereotyped as thieves, fortune tellers, mystics, and even spies, making their assimilation into the organized societies of Europe a complex endeavor. Their physical appearance—dark skin, silky black hair, distinctive clothing, and unfamiliar religious practices—added to the complexity.

Europeans remained largely unaware of the Romani’s origins until the 18th and 19th centuries. It was then that linguistic and genetic studies confirmed the Romani’s Indian roots and their migration to Europe around 1000 years ago. This migration was spurred by turmoil in India due to Muslim invasions by Arabs and later by Turks.

The Romani, comprising groups like the Roma and the Synti, embarked on a remarkable journey marked by external pressures, economic hardships, and clashes of culture. Understanding their Indian heritage provides insights into the challenges they faced and their enduring impact on European history…..”

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