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This book, largely based on the author's Ph.D. thesis, explores the emigration of Indian laborers from India through the British Indenture system to the colonies, especially to Fiji. Brij Lal himself is the grandson of Girmityas from the United Provinces.

Using statistical analysis of the emigration passes filled out in the ports of Calcutta and Madras, Lal hypothesizes on the social milieu and economic conditions that prompted thousands of Indians to emigrate to strange foreign lands. Remember t
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