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People of South Indian and Tamil origins in Fiji

Naidu, Vijay and Appana, Subhash and Gounder, Neelesh N. (2020) People of South Indian and Tamil origins in Fiji. In: TAMIL DIASPORA Intersectionality of Migration, Religion, Language and Culture. Global Diaspora Network (GDN), Philippines. ISBN 978-81-945563-4-3

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Fiji was one of the last colonies to recruit indentured Indian labor for its plantations, sugar mills and public works when the Indian indentured labor system emerged shortly after the end of slavery in the British Empire in 1833. From 1879 to 1900, nearly all Indian labor immigrants came through the Calcutta depot and were from North Indian provinces particularly Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Of the 60,500 Indian immigrants who arrived in Fiji, a good 75% came from the North while 25% had origins in South India. This chapter tells the story of South Indian and Tamil immigrants to Fiji - their recruitment, conditions of work, post-indenture settlement and the challenges they and their descendants have faced and largely overcome.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Management and Public Administration
Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
Depositing User: Subhash Appana
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2020 23:00
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2020 23:00

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