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Author Anderson, Clare, 1969-

Title Convicts in the Indian Ocean : transportation from South Asia to Mauritius, 1815-53 / Clare Anderson
Published New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000


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Description xii, 192 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Introduction: Convict Labour and Colonial Expansion -- 2. 'The Most Desperate Characters in all India'? The Origins of Transportation in the South Asian Context -- 3. Punishment, Labour and Reform: the Organisation of the Convict Workforce -- 4. Violent and 'Everyday' Forms of Resistance: Convict Responses to Transportation -- 5. The Socio-economic Integration of Convicts -- 6. The End of Transportation and the Liberation of the Convicts -- App. A. Convict Ships Embarked for Mauritius -- App. B. Socio-economic Origins of the Convicts -- App. C. Convicts in Mauritius: Demographic Data
Summary "This book explores the context in which Indian convicts were transported to the island and put to work building the infrastructure necessary to fuel the expansion of the sugar industry. Drawing on hitherto unexplored archival material, the book examines the origins of the convicts and their organization as forced labourers. It also shows how convicts experienced transportation and integrated into the Mauritian social and economic fabric."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral--University of Edingburgh)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-187) and index
Subject Penal transportation -- East Indians -- History -- 19th century
Penal colonies -- Mauritius -- History -- 19th century.
East Indians -- Mauritius -- History -- 19th century.
Penal transportation -- South Asia -- History -- 19th century.
LC no. 99044579
ISBN 0312227892 cloth
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