Indians in Uganda and East Africa: Retrospection and Realities INVITATION TO OUR 166th ICC ZOOM PUBLIC MEETING
Conversations with senior authors about Indian indentureds and their descendants allow us to capture the experiences of those who have interacted intimately and intellectually with them. Memories fade and life-stories become forgotten, so it increasingly important to record the insights of those close to the period. Their works provide a valuable record, and through their work, we gain a greater appreciation for those who documented the contributions of Indians in the diaspora, as well as the challenges they faced along the way. The authors’ perspective on the post-indentureship period is greatly significant as it allows us to understand the long-term impact of this period on the lives of those involved.
These authors possess a unique perspective on the ways in which their communities adapted to life in the diaspora, and how they navigated the challenges of building new lives in unfamiliar environments. Their works raise awareness of Indian indentured labourers’ rich cultural heritage and highlight the ways in which their contributions shaped the societies in which they settled. Their works may even inspire future generations to preserve the legacy of Indian indentured labourers and their descendants for years to come. Their stories and insights can serve as a source of inspiration and guidance for those who seek to learn from their experiences.
The esteemed panel of writers will address the following questions. What inspired you to write this book? What did the research process involve? Did you encounter any challenges and how did you overcome them? What was the response to your book and what do you hope readers will take away from your it? Can you tell us about any surprising discoveries made when researching, and how it may have changed your perspective? What advice would you give to aspiring writers? What message would you like to convey to your readers? Is it profitable to write books on these topics? Are there any other projects in the pipeline?
Please join us THIS SUNDAY for the 153rd weekly ICC (+ AGI) ZOOM Public Meeting, May 7th 2023 at (1.00 p.m. Belize), (3.00 p.m. New York/Eastern time), (3.00 p.m. Trinidad/Atlantic time), (3.00 p.m. Guyana), (4.00 p.m. Suriname), (8.00 p.m. England), (9.00 p.m. South Africa), (11.00 p.m. Mauritius), (Mon 12.30 a.m., India), (Mon 7.00 a.m. Fiji).
Part 9 - LIVE Conversations with Indian Elders in the Diaspora who are authors of books
DR. JUGADESAN PATHER (South Africa) - 87 years old. His parents emigrated from Mauritius. Author of Ethno-cultural Education and Clairwood: The Untold Story, and Children of Kala Pani: Indian Indentured Routes.
HARRICHARAN NARINE (Trinidad) - 78 years old. Author of The Big Fisherman and Heroes of Mayaro. His Days Gone By was published by Mc Millan in 1975, and nominated for the Jock Campbell Award in Scotland.
PROF. GERAD TIKASINGH (USA/Trinidad) - 82 years old. His book Trinidad During the 19th Century: The Indian Experience (2012) was based on his 1976 dissertation, the first major study on the topic based on primary sources.
Followed by Q+A
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