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Living the Legacy of Indenture

From Mauritius To Guyana From South Africa to Fiji. A corrospondence between María del Pilar Kaladeen, Sumayya Vally, Gitan Djeli, Shivanjani Lal.

The Indian diaspora formed by the indenture system (and its French equivalent, “Engagisme”) is almost as vast as the British Empire itself. It was crucial for us to commission this epistolary dialog between three descendants of indentured laborers in Guyana (María Del Pilar Kaladeen), South Africa (Sumayya Vally), and Mauritius (Gitan Djeli) about diasporic commonality and the shared experience of this legacy. They are accompanied in their exchange by the work of Fijian-Australian artist Shivanjani Lal.