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The Centre for Postcolonial Studies (CPS) was founded in 2014 under the direction of Professor Andrew Hussey. Its aim is twofold: to provide a national hub which will promote and advance research into the postcolonial world; and to facilitate dialogue ...

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The Centre for Postcolonial Studies (CPS) was founded in 2014 under the direction of Professor Andrew Hussey. Its aim is twofold: to provide a national hub which will promote and advance research into the postcolonial world; and to facilitate dialogue ...

    Indenture to Windrush - Oral History Panel

    Indenture to Windrush - Oral History Panel

    Centre for Postcolonial Studies

    Indenture to Windrush

    Oral History Panel

    Trevor Phillips CBE
    Adrian Joseph
    Heidi Safia Mirza
    Roderick Westmaas
    Liany Malkani
    Dr Mike Phillips OBE

    2017 is the centenary of the abolition of indenture in the British Empire (1834-1917). Yet the system of indenture, under which the British brought Chinese and East Indians to the Caribbean to labour on the region’s sugar plantations, is a largely unknown part of British imperial history. Another chapter in British imperial history is marked by the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks, almost 70 years ago in 1948. Over the next fifteen years followed the arrival of what came to be known as the ‘Windrush generation’ (1948-1963). These pioneering Caribbean migrants included the descendants of indentured immigrants to the Caribbean. In this live oral history event, these migrants and their children discuss their experiences as minorities within a minority, living and working in a British society which is on the whole unaware of the Indian and Chinese presence in the Caribbean. Join us for this lively evening event, which includes oral history, music and literature.

    • 45 min
    • video
    Indenture to Windrush - Oral History Panel

    Indenture to Windrush - Oral History Panel

    Centre for Postcolonial Studies

    Indenture to Windrush

    Oral History Panel

    Trevor Phillips CBE
    Adrian Joseph
    Heidi Safia Mirza
    Roderick Westmaas
    Liany Malkani
    Dr Mike Phillips OBE

    2017 is the centenary of the abolition of indenture in the British Empire (1834-1917). Yet the system of indenture, under which the British brought Chinese and East Indians to the Caribbean to labour on the region’s sugar plantations, is a largely unknown part of British imperial history. Another chapter in British imperial history is marked by the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks, almost 70 years ago in 1948. Over the next fifteen years followed the arrival of what came to be known as the ‘Windrush generation’ (1948-1963). These pioneering Caribbean migrants included the descendants of indentured immigrants to the Caribbean. In this live oral history event, these migrants and their children discuss their experiences as minorities within a minority, living and working in a British society which is on the whole unaware of the Indian and Chinese presence in the Caribbean. Join us for this lively evening event, which includes oral history, music and literature.

    Indenture to Windrush - Music in Migration Histories: Indentureship to Windrush

    Indenture to Windrush - Music in Migration Histories: Indentureship to Windrush

    Centre for Postcolonial Studies

    Indenture to Windrush

    Music in Migration Histories: Indentureship to Windrush

    Professor Tina K. Ramnarine and Khalil Rahman Ali

    2017 is the centenary of the abolition of indenture in the British Empire (1834-1917). Yet the system of indenture, under which the British brought Chinese and East Indians to the Caribbean to labour on the region’s sugar plantations, is a largely unknown part of British imperial history. Another chapter in British imperial history is marked by the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks, almost 70 years ago in 1948. Over the next fifteen years followed the arrival of what came to be known as the ‘Windrush generation’ (1948-1963). These pioneering Caribbean migrants included the descendants of indentured immigrants to the Caribbean. In this live oral history event, these migrants and their children discuss their experiences as minorities within a minority, living and working in a British society which is on the whole unaware of the Indian and Chinese presence in the Caribbean. Join us for this lively evening event, which includes oral history, music and literature.

    • 23 min
    • video
    Indenture to Windrush - Music in Migration Histories: Indentureship to Windrush

    Indenture to Windrush - Music in Migration Histories: Indentureship to Windrush

    Centre for Postcolonial Studies

    Indenture to Windrush

    Music in Migration Histories: Indentureship to Windrush

    Professor Tina K. Ramnarine and Khalil Rahman Ali

    2017 is the centenary of the abolition of indenture in the British Empire (1834-1917). Yet the system of indenture, under which the British brought Chinese and East Indians to the Caribbean to labour on the region’s sugar plantations, is a largely unknown part of British imperial history. Another chapter in British imperial history is marked by the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks, almost 70 years ago in 1948. Over the next fifteen years followed the arrival of what came to be known as the ‘Windrush generation’ (1948-1963). These pioneering Caribbean migrants included the descendants of indentured immigrants to the Caribbean. In this live oral history event, these migrants and their children discuss their experiences as minorities within a minority, living and working in a British society which is on the whole unaware of the Indian and Chinese presence in the Caribbean. Join us for this lively evening event, which includes oral history, music and literature.

    Indenture to Windrush - Professor David Dabydeen

    Indenture to Windrush - Professor David Dabydeen

    Centre for Postcolonial Studies

    Indenture to Windrush

    Professor David Dabydeen

    2017 is the centenary of the abolition of indenture in the British Empire (1834-1917). Yet the system of indenture, under which the British brought Chinese and East Indians to the Caribbean to labour on the region’s sugar plantations, is a largely unknown part of British imperial history. Another chapter in British imperial history is marked by the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks, almost 70 years ago in 1948. Over the next fifteen years followed the arrival of what came to be known as the ‘Windrush generation’ (1948-1963). These pioneering Caribbean migrants included the descendants of indentured immigrants to the Caribbean. In this live oral history event, these migrants and their children discuss their experiences as minorities within a minority, living and working in a British society which is on the whole unaware of the Indian and Chinese presence in the Caribbean. Join us for this lively evening event, which includes oral history, music and literature.

    • 12 min
    • video
    Indenture to Windrush - Professor David Dabydeen

    Indenture to Windrush - Professor David Dabydeen

    Centre for Postcolonial Studies

    Indenture to Windrush

    Professor David Dabydeen

    2017 is the centenary of the abolition of indenture in the British Empire (1834-1917). Yet the system of indenture, under which the British brought Chinese and East Indians to the Caribbean to labour on the region’s sugar plantations, is a largely unknown part of British imperial history. Another chapter in British imperial history is marked by the arrival of the Empire Windrush at Tilbury Docks, almost 70 years ago in 1948. Over the next fifteen years followed the arrival of what came to be known as the ‘Windrush generation’ (1948-1963). These pioneering Caribbean migrants included the descendants of indentured immigrants to the Caribbean. In this live oral history event, these migrants and their children discuss their experiences as minorities within a minority, living and working in a British society which is on the whole unaware of the Indian and Chinese presence in the Caribbean. Join us for this lively evening event, which includes oral history, music and literature.

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