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Women: South Africans of Indian Origin 150 Years of Struggle


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Chrysalis. The Pioneers. The Stalwarts. The Trailblazer. The Call of other strains. Emergent voices. A palimpsest of our times.

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Examining the placement of Indian women in South African society, this engaging history features profiles and photographic portraits as it imparts a rich cultural milieu beyond aromatic spices and glittering jewelry. Arguing that postapartheid freedom has allowed for a renaissance among women achievers in the Indian community, this book not only charts the areas where this development has occurred but also shares the hopes of the women too often ignored in public discourse. A story of resilience that transcended the system of indenture, this celebratory narrative pays tribute to the spirit of South African women of Indian descent.

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Devi Moodley Rajab is a psychologist; an award-winning journalist for the Mercury in Durban, South Africa; and a columnist for Confluence, a London-based newspaper on South Asian perspectives. She is the four-time recipient of the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Award and the recipient of the Turquoise Harmony Institute Media Award for outstanding journalism. She is also the author of Devi's Diary and No Subject Is Taboo. Ranjith Kally is an award-winning photographer whose career has spanned four decades. He was a principal photographer for the iconic Drum Magazine, and his work has been exhibited as part of the Nobel Peace Center's commemoration of South Africa's Nobel Peace laureates. He is an associate of the Royal Photographic Society and the author of The Struggle: 60 Years in Focus.

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