FBC News: Racism a challenge for Girmitiyas

[Source: FBC News]

Race, ethnic conflicts and tension between the Indians and indigenous communities in the indentured diaspora were some of the challenges faced from colonial to post-colonial eras.

This was highlighted by Professor Brij Maharaj during the International Conference on Celebrating Girmitiya’s Lives at the University of the South Pacific.

Professor Maharaj who is from South Africa says in the three colonies where they were taken as indentured labourers, the Indians played the role of middle-man minorities and were the ones affected in times of economic and political crisis…

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