The East Indian Presence in Trinidad and Tobago 1845-1917 – six videos

Coolies- How Britain Re-invented Slavery

On September 2, 2010 the Guyanese Online Blog featured four videos on the Guyanese East Indian experience as Indentured labourers in British Guiana.  The tales in those four videos are similar to those featured here regarding East Indians in Trinidad and Tobago.

The four videos on Guyanese Online titled  Coolies- How Britain Re-invented Slavery are at:
https://guyaneseonline.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/indentureship-how-britain-re-invented-slavery-video/

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The East Indian Presence in Trinidad and Tobago 1845-1917

The Indian Presence in Trinidad and Tobago 1845 – 1917 – done by Premiere Video Productions.
If you’re interested in purchasing the full DVD please contact: qualitycreationsinfo@gmail.com or ktelevision@gmail.com

Legacy of our Ancestors Part 1 of 6 – videos

The other five videos follow this first video – click MORE to continue

Legacy of Our Ancestors Part 2 of 6

Legacy of Our Ancestors Part 3 of 6

Legacy of our Ancestors Part 4 of 6

Legacy of Our Ancestors Part 5 of 6

Legacy of Our Ancestors Part 6 of 6

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Comments

  • DMITRI ALLICOCK  On 03/16/2012 at 10:39 pm

    This is a wonderful story of the journey of the East Indians of Trinidad, Guyana and the entire Caribbean- a great legacy surely worthy of emulation.
    THANK YOU.

  • Satish  On 03/16/2012 at 11:35 pm

    Premiere Video Productions have done an excellent presentation here. Anyone interested in the East Indian Presence in Trinidad and Tobago may also wish to check out the YouTube offerings…
    Coolies- How Britain Re-invented Slavery

    The four videos are on Guyanese Online at:
    https://guyaneseonline.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/indentureship-how-britain-re-invented-slavery-video/

  • needybad4u leonard dabydeen  On 03/17/2012 at 12:06 am

    Excellent videos.

    Arrival
    by Leonard Dabydeen

    Splash of water
    plummeting
    in the roaring wind,
    angry waves wandering
    in the crevices
    of salted wounds
    as the Hesperus
    heave and sigh
    in the Atlantic adventure;
    frail hands
    shiver in fright,
    mingling uncertainty
    for an arrival
    without time:
    indentureship
    is a journey
    feasting angrily
    inside the heart.

  • needybad4u leonard dabydeen  On 03/17/2012 at 12:17 am

    The Indentured, For Leonard Dabydeen

    by Dr. Indira Babbellapati, Professor of English,
    Andhra University, Dept. of Humanities and Social
    Sciences, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.

    Coerced
    Manipulated
    Lured
    Hoards and hoards
    Huddled up on decks
    What the dark waters
    Had in store
    None could guess
    Thrown into one’s own kinsman
    But each in one’s own
    Cocoon of dreams
    Of wealth
    Of returning
    Names forgotten
    Numbers, their identity
    ‘Slaves’ reinvented
    To augment imperial arrogance
    To make the rulers ‘sweeter’
    Cheap labor to fill the royal coffers
    Thumb impressions
    Sealing generations of lives
    Labeled ‘coolies’
    They passed on legacy of uprootedness
    They strived and struggled
    The song they secretly
    Carried from the homeland
    Their only connect
    To the past of familiar shores
    Lurking like fading light

    Where are they?
    Scattered all over the world
    Return to the motherland
    A distant cry

    Human history—
    A saga of exploitation
    A saga of subversion
    Personal history—
    Cracked memories
    Carefully secured in one’s heart

    04 Nov 2010
    11.37hrs

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