The De Plevitz Petition and the Resistance of the Indian Immigrants (1861-1875) *

SATYENDRA PEERTHUM, Historian, Lecturer, & Writer


Senior Historian, Ex-Minister & Ex-Ambassador

    On 2nd November 2020, as we will commemorate the 186th anniversary of the arrival of the indentured labourers in Mauritius, we must remember their resistance against an inhumane system and their struggle for their rights as labourers. The de Plevitz Petition is a major example of this noble fight to preserve their human dignity. One of the most important historic documents in Mauritius from the Age of Indenture, between 1826 and 1910, is the famous de Plevitz Petition.