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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

India Came West by Naraine Datt



India Came West

They came to save the dilapidated economy
When the Negro slaves got their emancipation
In turn they were oppressed into slavery
The reward for saving the English plantation

On top of all their problems
The Negroes made life very uneasy
They ridiculed and molested them
Calling them "Babu" and "coolie"

They mocked their Hindu religion
Called them pagans treated them as foes
Molesting the youths were common
So was the ridicule and abuse by Negroes

The Indians suffered traumatic attacks
They couldn't live in peace and couldn't win
Indians were forced to marry blacks
"Dougala" meant straighter hair and fairer skin

In many islands they lost their names and religion
And they were completely integrated
Only then they were more tolerated as kith and kin
And then they were readily accepted

No one was in the Fast Indians' niche
The plantation owners had the law on their side
For the magistrates were owned by the rich
And Indian. field workers were in for a long ride
Naraine Datt

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