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Indian Arrival Day 2020: General Registers and the Legacy of Indian Indentured Labourers

 This year marks the 175th anniversary of the first arrivals of Indian indentured labourers to Trinidad, and the 100th anniversary of the end of the Indian Indentureship System.

The indentureship system saw the mass movement of contracted labourers (or girmitiyas) from India to European colonies, including Trinidad (a former British colony), to work on sugar and other plantations, following the abolition of slavery.


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