Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

“Native Ilois Of Chagos”: Excerpts From The Narratives Of Dussercle (1933–36)

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Native Chagossians are generally considered to be of predominantly Malagasy and African descent. It is assumed that those of Indian origin are the outcome of post-emancipation recruitment of labour from India to Mauritius, and from there to Chagos. But the absence of labour disruption, along with the small size of plantations and the nature of the work, meant that there was no great demand for additional or alternative workforce in the oil islands, as a result, no significant Indian settlements were established. The Chagos refugees group is conscious of the cruel fact that elder generations of native-born Chagossians are fast disappearing, as a result, a major channel in the transmission of history, culture, traditions, and other intangible aspects of the Chagossian people's heritage and resources is in danger of being irretrievably lost.

Keywords:chagos; Chagossians; labour; refugees



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Eviction from the Chagos Islands — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation