Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Central Asian Slave Traffic

From Mahmud of Ghazni till the eighteenth century, the conquerors of India exported large number of slaves to the Central Asian slave bazaars. Funny how we've forgotten it. You can read Scott Levi's introductory paper; and perhaps you'll wonder like me if we've forgotten history because we're fatalistic or because we're always looking forward, letting bygones be bygones.