British Guiana 1898 : Punishment for Sodomy meted out to Nabi Baksh and Mohangoo on the Mersey
Report from the Governor to the Colonial Office
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Walter Sendall Governor of British Guiana
Gaiutra Bahadur ( donor )
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Caribbean Area ( lcsh ) Guyana
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Between 1838 and 1917, the British embarked on bringing indentured labour from India to the then British Guiana.
This 1898 report from the Governor of British Guiana to the Colonial Office in England reports on the punishment meted out by the Surgeon Superintendent of the Mersey against two men Nabi Baksh and Mohangoo for committing sodomy.
Full notes are available at http://www.irnweb.org/en/resources/articles/view/report-of-the-criminal-charges-brought-on-the-mersey-ship-against-two-immigrants
This report was donated by Gaiutra Bahadur who came across it in when doing research for her soon to be published book "Coolie Woman" "Coolie Woman" is scheduled to be published in 2012 by The University of Chicago Press in the US and Hurst & Co. in the UK. An excerpt from the book first appeared in the Spring 2011 issue of the U.S. literary magazine The Virginia Quarterly Review (http://www.vqronline.org/articles/2011/spring/bahadur-coolie/) and
was then reprinted in India in the Sept. 2011 issue of The Caravan magazine. The whole excerpt is up at the Caravan's Web site: http://www.caravanmagazine.in/Story/1058/Her-Middle-Passage.html