Long before the British, it was the Dutch East India company that dominated India’s trade with the West. Today, the remnants of its legacy can still be seen in different parts of India. Catch the story of the world’s first multinational corporation and its links with India.
While the African slave trade is well known, what is little known is that for around 200 years, starting the 17th CE, thousands of Indians were shipped off as slaves to the far corners of the world. Who were they? What happened to them? We go to the town of Pulicat near Chennai and find pages from this brutal chapter of our history