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The Bangladesh Market in Chartsworth, Durban

Chatsworth is a predominantly Indian suburb situated to the south of Durban. The Bangladesh Market in Chatsworth is a market established in the early 1980s from the plight of a disadvantaged community that faced social, political and economic challenges, hence to understand the history of the market is to understand the political history in context. […]

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Sivanandan Ghat in Durban, South Africa

Contents 1 Background of the Ghat 2 Purpose of the Ghat 3 Operation of the Ghat 4 Appearance of the Ghat Background of the Ghat Durban is rich with religious landscapes that are symbolic of what each culture has to offer and what holds the significance of unique practices and belief. The Sivanandan Ghat is […]

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Riason Naidoo, Artist from Chatsworth

India ink, alternatively called Indian ink or Chinese ink, is a simple black ink made of carbon. It has been in use in one form or another since ancient times and became standard for writing and printing in the Western world around the turn of the 20th century. At its most basic, India ink is […]

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Mewa Ramgobin – Memories from Inanda, Durban

Contents 1 Introduction 2 Manilal and Sushila Gandhi 3 Honouring Gandhi 4 Remembering  Luthuli 5 Remembering Buthelezi 6 Political Life 7 Sources Introduction Mewa Ramgobin, born on 10 November 1932 in Inanda, Natal, is the grandson of one of the indentured labourers brought from India in the mid-nineteenth century to work on the sugar plantations of Natal. […]

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Indian South Africans

Indian South African is a term which refers to people from India living in South Africa. Most Indians in South Africa migrated from colonial India during late 19th-century through early 20th-century. Therefore, the term “Indian” is also used to refer to people who originally hailed from the countries of South Asia. At other times the […]

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