Kala Pani Crossing: Indentureship

KALA PANI CROSSING: INDENTURESHIP – GUYANA

THE VIDEO YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE WAS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE SKILLS OF THEN 13 YEAR OLD STAYON CHARLES WHO USED THE EQUIPTMENT OF HIS UNCLE CAPTAIN MIKE CHARLES OFGUYANA.

IT WAS MADE SUITABLE FOR UTUBE BY THE EFFORTS OF AMIT DABYDEEN ,WITH SPECIAL INTEREST IN DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS,AND HIS FATHER LEONARD DABYDEEN, POET, CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST AND PARALEGAL. LEONARD IS ALSO AN ACTIVIST FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND CONTRIBUTES TO WRITINGS ON THE INDIAN DIASPORA AND INDENTURESHIP. HE IS A PUBLISHED AUTHOR OF : WATCHING YOU, A Collection of Tetractys Poems, ISBN  978-1-4691-4802-1 (2012). HE CAN BE REACHED AT leonard_dabydeen@hotmail.com

THE INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED IN THE HOME OF THE LATE MOSES RAMPERSHAD  IN 1999 WHEN HE WAS 102 YEARS OLD.  HE WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 26, 1897 AT BLENHEIM, LEGUAN, GUYANA TO BIRJAH AND TOOLSEA WHO WERE INDENTURED SERVANTS FROM CALCUTTA AT THE TIME.  HIS NAME AT BIRTH WAS SUKHOO BUT DIED MOSES RAMPERSHAD AT HERSTELLING, GUYANA AT THE AGE OF 103.

THE INTERVIEW WAS RATHER IMPROMTU, BUT HOPEFULLY WILL GENERATE SOME INTEREST AND RESEARCH IN SOME OF THE AREAS THAT WERE TOUCHED UPON BY RAMNARINE SAHADEO(RAMJI) PRACTICING LAWYER INTHE GREATER TORONTO AREA.

RAMJI HAD NO IDEA OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS UNIQUE INTERVIEW WITH SOMEONE WHO HAD ACTUALLY CROSSED THE KALA PANI TWICE AND STILL REMEMBERS IN DETAIL SOME OF THE CONDITIONS ABOARD THE SHIPS THAT BROUGHT ABOUT HALF A MILLION INDIANS AND THE VALUES OF THE ANCIENT VEDIC CIVILIZATION TO THE WEST.

RAMJI HAS AUTHORED ONE BOOK ENTITLED  MOHANDAS K. GANDHI, THOUGHTS WORDS DEEDS  WHICH CAN BE OBTAINED FROM AMAZON .COM  OR XLIBRIS.COM.

IN ADDITION HE HAS ALSO EDITED A COMPLETE ENGLISH POCKET SIZED VERSION OF THE BHAGAVAD-GITA WITH TRANSLATION, QUOTES AND COMMENTS BY MAHATMA GANDHI. HE CAN BE REACHED AT RAMJIHINDU@ROGERS.COM,  Office Ph:  905 671 9233  and  www.dharmaeducation.info .

WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL ENJOY THIS AND PASS IT ON TO OTHERS WITH A COMMON INTEREST.

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJkavSG7tJQ

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPR6i0bj6UQ

Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEX2pTvptZY

Par 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGRvNut_sK0

Part 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Agk19m_uBVY

COOLIES – How Britain re-invented SLAVERY

This story tells you howEnglandreplaced people fromIndiato replace the blacks. These Indians were tricked into leavingIndiato go toGuyana, Fiji & Africa. One man is looking for any sign of his great grand father who came toGuyana. Another man also looks for his roots inFiji. Indians are dealing with SOME of the same circumstances that the blacks endured. 

Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMQbUajiIv4&feature=related

Part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=t0ndZALZCFc

Part 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=O-J2ZPhpkLo&feature=endscreen

Part 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfU9iQCThsE&feature=relmfu

Part 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YO7bK5sXvQ&feature=relmfu

 

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