„[Francois Bernier, late in the seventeenth century, talks of originally “real Mongols”, “White men, foreigners”. He also says] “that children of the third and fourth generation, who have the brown complexion… are held in much less respect than new comers, and are seldom invested with official situations: they consider themselves happy, if permitted to serve as private soldiers in the infantry or cavalry.”“
— François Bernier
Travels in the Mogul Empire (1656-1668), Quoted from Lal, K. S. (1990). Indian muslims: Who are they.