What makes the story of Afro-Indians so unique in African Diaspora history is that although they were brought as slaves, they were often able to rise through the ranks to become military leaders, administrators, and grand viziers in India. Afro-Indian families even became hereditary rulers of two of India’s princely states, Janjira and Sachin, which they ruled until India’s unification in 1947. Often, hints of Afro-Indian influence appear in India’s many painted manuscripts.
The kind woman reminds me of so many good souls I know who have huge hearts that pour from their bodies into all they do.
The latter part of this video reminds me of some poor unfortunate souls in my life who worship paper and things.
- SustyQArtivist, 2012 - present
- Friends of The QueensWayFounding Member of the Executive Steering Committee, 2011 - 2015
- Earth MatterUrban Farm and Compost Apprentice, 2014 - 2015
- Down to Earth MarketsFarmers Market Manager at Queens Botanical Gardens, 2014 - 2015
- Battery Urban FarmFarm Education Apprentice, 2014 - 2015
Anandi A. Premlall is the consummate eco-agricultural citizen of New York City. She is a Urban Farm Apprentice at Earth Matter NY on Governors Island, studies Urban Agriculture at Farm School NYC, is an Earth Activist and Permaculture Designer, a Certified Mistress Composter, Citizen Pruner, and MillionTreesNYC Care Captain. Anandi is Artivist and Founder of a grassroots initiative and soon to be social enterprise known as Sustainable Queens (SustyQ),which promotes health and community engagement in Queens by integrating artistic creativity, holistic wellness practices, and ecological principles of building healing spaces. She envisioned a "Queens High Line" once upon a time and has been an enthusiastic member of the Friends of The QueensWay Steering Committee ever since. When this Guyanese native is not playing with dirt or crafting shenanigans through tactical urbanism; she devours books and uses social media for good.