In the 1830s, a new age began in the European colonies: the period of indenture, or debt bondage. Thousands of Indians left the shores of their home country in what was called kala pani, literally black waters, to work on plantations in Mauritius, Jamaica, Fiji, Guyana, Surinam, and Trinidad, to name a few. In 1903, a young woman called Sujaria sailed from Calcutta on an indenture ship called The Clyde, joining thousands of other Indian “coolies” to work on sugar plantations in Brit