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Zee Jaipur Literature Festival: Long journey from Guiana to great-grandma’s Bihar

Zee Jaipur Literature Festival: Long journey from Guiana to great-grandma’s Bihar

| January 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

In her book Coolie Woman, Guyanese-American journalist Gaiutra Bahadur traces the history of her great-grandmother Sujaria and a quarter of a million women like her who left India in the mid-1800s as indentured labour. From the treacherous sea voyage to British Guiana to the challenges faced by these “coolie” women, Bahadur paints a vivid picture. […]

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