Girmit derives from the word ‘agreement’ under which more than one million Indian indentured labourers went to work on the plantations of the ‘King Sugar’ colonies around the globe in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Agreement stipulated the terms and conditions of service. These varied in small details between the colonies, but they all stated the nature and condition of work and remuneration for it, and the provision of accommodation, medical and other facilities on the...[Show more]
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