British Guiana 1898 : Punishment for Sodomy meted out to Nabi Baksh and Mohangoo on the Mersey

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Material Information

Title:
British Guiana 1898 : Punishment for Sodomy meted out to Nabi Baksh and Mohangoo on the Mersey
Abbreviated Title:
Report from the Governor to the Colonial Office
Physical Description:
38p; Digital images of archives
Language:
English
Creator:
Walter Sendall Governor of British Guiana
Donor:
Gaiutra Bahadur ( donor )
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Caribbean Area   ( lcsh )
Guyana
Genre:
Digital Images of the archives

Notes

Abstract:
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
Donation:
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

Record Information

Source Institution:
Caribbean IRN
Holding Location:
Caribbean IRN
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the source institution.
System ID:
AA00007501:00001