I am immensely honoured to be invited to speak on this occasion marking the135th anniversary of the arrival of Indian people in Suriname. I am pleased for many reasons. This is my first visit to this part of the world [the Netherlands]. In books we read at school many years ago, we saw beautiful pictures of your country, its canals and windmills, the magical tulip gardens and the neatly manicured flat green fields stretching into the distance as far as the eye could see, its great seaports and magnificent churches, its ancient centres of learning.
|Title of host publication||Indian Diaspora: Voices of Grandparents and Grandparenting|
|Place of Publication||Rotterndam/Boston/Taipei|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|