From India to the Caribbean

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History Today
Vol. 59, no. 10 (October 2009), p. 42-48

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The West Indies is home to a large and vibrant South Asian population descended from indentured labourers who worked the plantations after the abolition of slavery. The arrival of the first, from Bengal in 1838, is recorded in the journal of a young doctor who accompanied them, as Brigid Wells describes