Discussing the Living Conditions of the Indians Emigrants (1879 – 1916)

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017

I  have read a lot of literature by historians, and came across the writing of JW Burton through books and articles written by, Dr Brij Lal, Andrew Thornley, Ken Gillion, Dr Ahmed Ali, Rajendra Prasad (NZ), Dr Satish Rai, and Thakur Ranjit Singh.  This discussion is based on the works of authors/historians mentioned here and also that of JW Burton.  Burton is known as the whistle blower on the Indian indenture in Fiji.  I am sure many of you...

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Indentured Labourers: Women

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017

Excerpts from the “Girmitiyas: The Origins of the Fiji Indians”  book by Dr. Brij Lal, Professor of History at the Australian National University  Women INDENTURED women, especially those in Fiji, unwittingly played a very large part in the movement to abolish the indenture system. The Indian public had for a long time been aware of the sorry plight of the Indian labourers overseas, but it was the news of the molestation and abuse of Indian...

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