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Convicts in the Indian Ocean: Transportation from South Asia by C. Anderson

By C. Anderson

While the British took regulate of the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius quickly after the abolition of the slave exchange, they have been confronted with a labour-hungry and very likely adverse Franco-Mauritian plantocracy. This booklet explores the context during which Indian convicts have been transported to the island and placed to paintings development the infrastructure essential to gasoline the growth of the sugar undefined. Drawing on hitherto unexplored archival fabric, it really is proven how convicts skilled transportation and built-in into the Mauritian social and monetary cloth.

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The fact that she had been sentenced to transportation to Mauritius specifically, rather than selected for Mauritius from those sentenced to Origins of Transportation in South Asia 21 transportation generally, as was the norm, was seen as contravening the established regulations. 63 Indeed, the Supreme Court, to whom the case was eventually referred, decided that the sentence was entirely legal and they had no power to alter it. 71 At the time of Farquhar's request, government slaves were used on public works.

3 per cent were convicted of piracy. 132 The fact that the Bombay convicts were convicted of serious offences is reflected in their sentences. Bombay convicts could be transported for life or a term of years, in contrast to Bengal convicts who were all transported for life. 0 per cent were sentenced for the relatively lengthy period of 14 years. 133 Whether these offences were, in a general sense, stimulated by the socio-economic impact of British policy is not entirely clear. It has been argued that, in the years before East India Company rule in India, Indian peasants enjoyed a period of relative security and prosperity in a diversified economy in which they had access to land.

This man is a dangerous character Names of the Criminals: Lutchman Names of their fathers: Mohun Sing Crimes: Highway robbery attended with wounding. Breaking his fetters and the wall and fastenings of the jail at Allypore, in which he was confined on the night of the 25th June 1816 with violent presumption of intending to escape from jail Names of the Zillahs or cities in which the prisoners were tried and convicted: Seharunpore Meerut Date of sentence: 27 October 1812; 16 July 1816 Origins of Transportation in South Asia 27 Period of transportation: Imprisonment and transportation for life Sects or casts: Hindoo Description: Aged about 35 years high stature, wheat complexion, broad forehead disjoined eyebrows, high nose .

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