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Dr. Ram Ramcharran Lecture
November 10, 2010

Dr. Ram Ramcharran, Vice President of Business Development for American Primary Care delivered a lecture titled “Indentured Servitude: Early Formations of the Indian Diaspora” on  November 10, 2010. He discussed the early formation of the  Indian Diaspora during the 19th century  and the emigration of contract laborers under the indenture system that replaced slavery in the British colonies. Born in Guyana, where his great-grandparents were brought as indentured servants from India to work in the sugar plantations, Dr. Ramcharran discussed the   hardships faced by these early migrants in their struggle to survive in an alien world.