“Pondicherry to Pointe-à-Pitre: The 9000-Mile Journey of the Indentured Indians”
Mahadevi Ramakrishnan, Senior Lecturer in French, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
From 1854-1883, thousands of Indian indentured workers were brought to the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe to work on the sugarcane plantations. The talk will highlight their efforts to navigate between a "Guadeloupean Creole" identity and a more specific "Indian" identity.
All are welcome. Refreshments 4:00-4:15 PM.
Tuesday, October 26 at 4:15pm to 6:00pm