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Mauritius: A Parallel Society

Paul Younger

in New Homelands: Hindu Communities in Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, Fiji, and East Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391640
eISBN:
9780199866649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391640.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The plantation owners of Mauritius were French settlers who had established an aristocratic style for themselves during the eighteenth century using slaves from Africa. The Indian workers quickly ... More


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