The Voyage of the Komagata Maru: the Sikh Challenge to Canada's Colour Bar.

By: Johnston, Hugh.

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8vo - 21.5 x 14 cm.; (10) - 162 pp. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. A now, almost forgotten episode in Canada's immigration and refugee history. In 1914, a group of Sikh peasants left for Canada on board a chartered ship (the Komagata Maru) for Vancouver under the leadership of Gurdit Singh. Denied entry, they were forced to return to Calcutta and in the ensuing melee of disembarkation, several were shot and killed. Well researched and documented. This is a complimenta ry review copy from Oxford with the publisher's slip tipped in on recto of front free end paper. Slight shelf (edge) wear to the dust jacket with an abrasion on the back panel.

Title: The Voyage of the Komagata Maru: the Sikh Challenge to Canada's Colour Bar.

Author Name: Johnston, Hugh.

Categories: History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Delhi, India., Oxford University Press: 1979

ISBN Number: 195611640

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket

Seller ID: 7241

Keywords: Canada Immigration Sikh Vancouver India Gurdit Singh British Empire Commonwealth