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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Share, Treasure and Respect

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014

The Girmitiyas who left India between 1879 and 1916 most likely did that in search of a better life, many hoped to get away from Indian famines that ravaged the country in the 19th Century; while others were tricked into a better future by the Recruiters. They left in groups of family members, while some left alone. Under economic stress, people on the move did not record a great deal of family history information in India. Oral histories have...

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