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Bittersweet : stories of fears and fractured hopes, of leaving home, an epitaph to a threatened culture

Lal, Brij

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On May 14, 1879, the Leonidas, the first ship carrying indentured Indians, arrived in Fiji with 463 immigrants aboard. They were the answer to Fiji's dwindling supply of labor. From May 1879 until 1919, 87 shiploads of Indians travelled to Fiji to work out their five years of indentured slavery-the girmit (from the word agreement). Conditions on the cane plantations were miserable and the Indians called that part of their lives narak (hell). Once the five years of servitude were over, the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Pacific Institute
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/128814

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