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Monday, 29 May 2017 18:53

Remembering The Past - Indian Arrival Day In T&T

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One hundred and seventy two years ago, the first batch of indentured labourers from India said goodbye to their families, left their villages and boarded the Fatel Razack to come to Trinidad to work the sugar plantations.

Unbeknowst to some of them, it would be the last time they ever saw their families and villages again, as after the Indentureship Period ended, some could not return to their birth-land, and had to settle in Trinidad to make a new life, leaving everything behind, except their religious and cultural practices and traditions.

As we celebrate Indian Arrival Day, Pundit Doctor Deokienanan Sharma, the son of an Indentured labourer, spoke to Cherrylene Lewis to share some of the history during the indentureship period.

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