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Songs written by Indian labourers

Songs written by Indian labourers

The words to these two songs describe the dire living conditions endured by Indian indentured labourers working on sugar plantations in Fiji in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Reference: J. S. Kanwal, A hundred years of Hindi in Fiji. Suva: Fiji Teachers' Union, 1980, pp. 34, 39.

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Jacqueline Leckie, 'Fijians - The Fijian community', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/775/songs-written-by-indian-labourers (accessed 27 June 2019)

Story by Jacqueline Leckie, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015