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Ram Dulare
Title:
Ram Dulare
ID:
JS2-F02
Link to the object:
Online:
Yes
Archive:
Contributor:
Jeff Siegel (compiler)
Jeff Siegel (depositor)
Date:
1982-09-10
Description:
Naselai, Nausori Hindi, both sides Ram Dulare from Kanpur is interviewed about his life as a “Girmit” working and living in Navua, Fiji. A young Dulare is approached by a man who offers to take him on a trip to Bombay. Subsequent of this trip he is taken to Kolkata depot where he is sold for ten pounds. Without any explanation of where he’s being taken Dulare is shipped to Navua, Fiji to work on a plantation. The interviewer and Dulare discuss the languages spoken in Navua, the harsh living conditions of the “Girmit” camp and racial tensions. During his “Girmit” term, Navua experienced an epidemic that decimated the community. Coincidentally he had been sent away with six men to drive a tractor and work in the jungle, which saved his life. The harsh living conditions of plantation life and racial tension between the communities fueled widespread violence. Dulare recounts the “Girmit” community being targeted by the indigenous Fijians in acts of cannibalism. In another instance he mentions an entire family of whites being locked in a house and slaughtered by Indians. (Prash Krishnan, March 2019). Language as given: Hindi
Content language:
Fiji Hindi
Subject language:
English
Fiji Hindi
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: Sony CHF 90 Audio Notes: A) Cassette Sony CHF90, field recording, mono left channel only. B) Cassette Sony CHF90, field recording, mono left channel only. Insect noise.
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: English
Subject language: Fiji Hindi
Subject language: 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: 1980 - 1989
Contributor: Jeff Siegel
Title: Ram Dulare
Other format: Digitised: yes Media: Sony CHF 90 Audio Notes: A) Cassette Sony CHF90, field recording, mono left channel only. B) Cassette Sony CHF90, field recording, mono left channel only. Insect noise.
Other rights: Open (subject to agreeing to PDSC access conditions)