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SAC presents: Lindsey Harlan

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Lindsey Harlan, Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Connecticut College 

Debating and Celebrating Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad and St. Vincent: From the ships Fatal Razak and Travencore to “Port Royal’s” Black Pearl

The politics of representing the arrival of indentured servants to Caribbean colonies in the aftermath of abolishing slavery has been especially thorny in the context of the celebration of Indian Arrival Day, which, in the countries of Trinidad and Tobago and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, has become a national holiday. This lecture examines some of the tensions that have arisen in the history of campaigning for national recognition of the holiday and also in celebrations of arrivals.

Open to the public.

Sponsored by the South Asia Center at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs and the Department of Religion 

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Exterior of Maxwell in black and white when there was no Eggers building

We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.