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Women and Indenture (2012)
by Marina Carter
Women and Indenture offers a unique insight into the experiences of Indian women migrants under the indenture system which operated from the 1840s until the early 20th century.
The largest recipient of Indian indentured migrants was Mauritius, where a majority of the population are today descended from these labourers.
FLAME TREE LANE
Flame Tree Lane by Dev Virahsawmy.
Translated into English by Shawkat M. Toorawa.
167 Page Ebook: £9.99
Dev Virahsawmy is a prolific Mauritian author who has also been active in politics, pedagogy and in promoting Mauritian Creole (Morisien).More...
Kaleidoscopic Conquest: Mauritius - 1810 by Marina Carter, Mark Hall, V. Govinden, R. Ramasawmy and E. Richon. 217 pages
£9.99 plus shipping.
The British conquest of the French controlled island of Mauritius in 1810 was an event of global significance.
Colouring Book Ebooks from just £1.50.
Suitable for 8 to 12 years olds. 18 pages with English text.
Conception and Illustrations by Khalil Muthy.
This book will make a great gift for friends travelling with children to Mauritius.
Unshackling Slaves: Liberation and Adaptation of Ex-Apprentices.
By Doctor Marina Carter. £9.99 plus shipping.
The 1st April 1839 was a momentous date in Mauritian history. It was the day appointed for the freeing of "praedial apprentices", commonly known as field slaves. Freed slaves left the plantations to begin new lives, marking the beginning of a social and economic revolution which would see massive waves of indentured immigrants replace the former slaves in the expanding sugar sector of Mauritius.More...
ACROSS THE KALAPANI
Across the Kalapani: The Bihari Presence in Mauritius. £4.99 plus shipping.
This book analyses the roots of Bihari migration from the 19th century to the present day and assesses the experiences of Biharis in Mauritius.
Uniquely in the Bihari diaspora, in the multi-ethnic, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural Republic of Mauritius, Biharis have become crucial power brokers.
Since Independence in 1968, every Prime Minister of Mauritius [bar one, during a brief power-sharing experiment] has been not only Indian but of Bihari descent.More...
COMPANIONS OF MISFORTUN...
Companions of Misfortune. Flinders and Friends at the Isle of France, 1803-1810
by Doctor Marina Carter. 170 pages. £4.99 plus shipping
Captain Matthew Flinders of the Royal Navy was one of the greatest cartographers of his time, and is credited with giving the continent and country of Australia its name. Yet it is not generally appreciated that he almost never completed his epic early nineteenth century voyage from Britain to Australia and back.
Flinders was forced to endure years of exile before being able to return home and publish his most important works. In 1803, while returning to Britain after the journey of discovery to the continent that he would later name, Flinders was imprisoned on the the Isle of France.
THE LAST SLAVES
‘The Last Slaves': £9.99 plus shipping.
During the first half of the 19th century the British abolished first the slave trade and then slavery itself.
Abolition brought Britain into conflict with other slave-exporting and slave-using nations. British naval vessels began to patrol areas where it was suspected Africans were being surreptitiously shipped into slavery.
The slaves found on such captured ships were called ‘liberated Africans’ by the British.More...
Pink Pigeon Press has formed a partnership with The Centre for Research on Indian Ocean Societies [CRIOS].
CRIOS was set up in 1997 by a group of researchers based in Mauritius and with a common interest in the study of the societies of the Indian Ocean region.
The objectives of the Centre are:
(a) To act as a forum and to organise local and international conferences to discuss...
Pink Pigeon Press and The Hassam Toorawa Trust are collaborating to bring into print new, neglected or hitherto unknown contributions to the culture, history and literature of the Mascarenes and associated islands in the southwest Indian Ocean.
CULTURAL LEGACIES SERIES
Shawkat M. Toorawa
The first publication in the series is Flame...