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Title : Unearthing Suppressed Realities: Colonial Distortions of Indian Indentureship
Author : Kapil Kumar and Sandili Maharaj-Ramdial (Eds.)
Edition : HardBack
ISBN : FC11112222355
Pages : 356
Year of Pub : 2019
Price : Rs 1,195.00
   
 
 
The Year 2017 celebrated the 100th Year of the termination of Indian Indentureship for People of Indian Ancestry/Origin globally in countries like Guyana, Trinidad, Surinam, Jamaica, Belize, Mauritius, Fiji, South Africa and many others. Their descendants not only paid homage to their ancestors but also demonstrated the manner in which they have retained and strengthened their Indian cultural traditions which the jahaji bhai and behin brought with them when forced into indentureship, by replacing the African slaves in colonial plantations after the abolition of African slavery by the British Parliament in 1838.
In spite of the social, cultural, economic and physical oppression, the Indian community toiled hard to build a bright future for their children and their descendents not only contributed in the progress of these colonies but also made better fortunes to them. These contemporary conditions have also been used by some to describe the system of indenture as a gift by the colonial powers attributing indenture as an escape from the “wretched” life in India. Such blatant out of context generalizations cannot be left unchallenged.
The papers in this book attempt to deal with these suppressed realities of indentureship history. For, it is not that the colonial historians and apologists were unaware of the oppressive conditions and practices but these realities, we firmly believe, were intentionally ignored and hidden from the younger generation because of political motives and vested interests.
For example, only the poorest went and caste oppression in India forced people to migrate etc., are some myths that have been exploded in this paper. These papers answer the question Why did they Leave? and refute the colonial arguments

 

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