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Nanhu
Title:
Nanhu
ID:
JS2-F01
Link to the object:
Online:
Yes
Archive:
Contributor:
Jeff Siegel (compiler)
Jeff Siegel (depositor)
Vishidhya Nand Sharma (interviewer)
Nanhu (speaker)
Date:
1970-03-01
Description:
Cuvu, Sigatoka - at Nadola Vishidhya Nand Sharma (Interviewer) Shriman Nanhu (Speaker) Hindi (both sides) Monday, March 1970. During the Easter period. Shriman Nanhu an indentured labourer from the “Kurmi” agricultural community of India, is interviewed about his personal experiences as a “Girmit” in Fiji and the origins of Fijian Hindustani by Vishidya Nand Sharma. Nanhu recounts his journey from India as he is deceived into signing an indentured labour agreement by who he thought to be a relative. He is then taken to the Kolkata depot to be transported to an area near Suva, Fiji. During his voyage Nanhu describes the separation between Indians from different regions and their inability to communicate with each other. The roots of Fijian Hindustani are explored and according to Nanhu, was developed by children in an attempt to play and communicate with each other. The two discuss the differences between Fijian and Indian cultures and languages, providing examples of each. Sharma explains how certain words and phrases that are pronounced in Fiji are of particular interest to Jeff Sigel Nanhu recounts his tumultuous life as a “Girmit” where he was subjected to beatings and tasked with jobs, which conflicted with his religious beliefs. Nanhu retells an anecdote of when a fellow “Girmit” chased down and attacked a white man in an act of rebellion. (Prash Krishnan, March 2019). Language as given: Hindi
Content language:
Fiji Hindi
Subject language:
Bhojpuri
English
Fiji Hindi
Language family:
Indo-Iranian
Indo-European
Germanic
Indic
Country:
Fiji
Linguistic type:
Language description
Primary text
Linguistic field:
Language documentation
Text and corpus linguistics
DCMI type:
Sound
Other format:
Digitised: yes Media: cassette, Sanyo C60LN Audio Notes: A) Cassette Sanyo C60LN, field recording, mono. Hiss. Some loss of treble due to oxide shed and tape damage. Some wind noise on mic. Treble distortion probably due to cheap mic & recorder. B) Cassette Sanyo C60LN, field recording, mono. Hiss. Some loss of treble due to oxide shed and tape damage. Treble distortion probably due to cheap mic & recorder.
Other rights:
Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)
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Archive: Pacific And Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures (PARADISEC)
Online: Yes
Subject language: Bhojpuri
Subject language: English
Subject language: Fiji Hindi
Language family: Germanic
Language family: Indic
Language family: Indo-European
Language family: Indo-Iranian
Geographic region: Asia
Geographic region: Europe
Geographic region: Pacific
Country: Fiji
Linguistic type: Language description
Linguistic type: Primary text
Linguistic field: Language documentation
Linguistic field: Text and corpus linguistics
DCMI type: Sound
Content language: Fiji Hindi
Date: 1950 - 1999
Date: 1970 - 1979
Contributor: Jeff Siegel
Contributor: Nanhu
Contributor: Vishidhya Nand Sharma
Title: Nanhu
Other format: Cassette Sanyo C60LN, field recording, mono. Hiss. Some loss of treble due to oxide shed and tape damage. Treble distortion probably due to cheap mic & recorder.
Other format: Digitised: yes Media: cassette, Sanyo C60LN Audio Notes: A) Cassette Sanyo C60LN, field recording, mono. Hiss. Some loss of treble due to oxide shed and tape damage. Some wind noise on mic. Treble distortion probably due to cheap mic & recorder. B)
Other rights: Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)