Exploring the history of Indian indenture at the Museum of London Docklands
A new free exhibition has opened exploring the history of Indo-Caribbean culture and how workers from India sailed to the British Caribbean to work there in exchange for transport, a wage and basic provisions. Stories of the difficult ocean crossings and the bonds forged between migrants are shared in the exhibition.
The show comes at a timely moment ahead of the 75th anniversary of Windrush, marking the arrival of those referred to as the Windrush Generation, people who migrated from Caribbean countries to Britain on the HMT Empire Windrush.
The show’s curator Shereen Lafhaj spoke to London Live about the showcase on at the Museum of London Docklands until the 19th November.