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Journalism Professor, Gaiutra Bahudur, Completes First-Ever Fellowship in Indentureship Studies at Cambridge University

Gaiutra Bahadur

August 29, 2023

When Gaiutra Bahadur, coordinator of RU-N's Journalism program, set out to research her 2013 book Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture, she saw it as a labor of love.

The book, which was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize and received widespread acclaim, uses the story of Bahadur’s great-grandmother to trace the lives of Indian women who became indentured laborers to Caribbean colonial plantations in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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