SOCB47H3 Lecture Notes - Miscegenation, British Subject, Edward Bird

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Published on 6 Oct 2012
School
UTSC
Department
Sociology
Course
SOCB47H3
SOCB47
Social Inequality
Lecture 4
2nd October 2012
Movie: The Continuous Journey
- Boat load of hindus on their way to Vancouver
- Hindu invasion now imminent
- Komagata Maru, was a boat filled with Punjabi immigrants
- Canadian immigration never gave them permission to land and they went back to india
- People died daring a dream of a new life
- What was Vancouver like in 1914? “White Canada forever” was the most popular ballot of that
summer
- May 23 1914 the Canadian immigration prevented the boat from landing
- Who were on the boats, British subjects, they were farmers,
- Why did they call them hindus and not Indians. Hindustani is the name of India
- There were already Indians in Canada
- Gurdat Singh and others were trapped in the no mans land
- Malcomn Reid was a immigration officer, Canada’s west coast gate keeper who had a lot of
power.
- Reid didn’t want to allow the Hindus on the land
- Gurdat said if they didn’t let him go ashore then they will be responsible for the damages he
would have to suffer.
- He fires off demands to Reid
- Federal member of parliament H.H. Stevens was a strong component of Asian immigration, he
said that Indians made no contribution to humanity
- A majority of the people were Sikhs, they never cut their hair and wear turbans
- Most of the early immigrants worked as immigrants
- Jacks father Dillip Singh tried to help the passengers on Komagata Maru
- People questions why the producer wanted to tell the story because he was a muslim
- Hussain Rahim was a founder of the united immigrant league
- Bhag Singh burned his army certificated and his medal because they lost their rights to vote in
Canada
- Jack Uppals father, Bhag Singh, and Hussain Rahim were part of a committee that wanted to
take on the Canadian state
- J. Edward was the only lawyer that wanted to take on their case
- Ottawa gave men arms to guard the ship
- The Komagata Maru used to be a German ship, that carried Europeans in the 1898. Not any of
the Europeans were turned away
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Komagata maru, was a boat filled with punjabi immigrants. Boat load of hindus on their way to vancouver. Canadian immigration never gave them permission to land and they went back to india. White canada forever was the most popular ballot of that. People died daring a dream of a new life summer. May 23 1914 the canadian immigration prevented the boat from landing. Who were on the boats, british subjects, they were farmers, Why did they call them hindus and not indians. Gurdat singh and others were trapped in the no mans land. Malcomn reid was a immigration officer, canada"s west coast gate keeper who had a lot of. Reid didn"t want to allow the hindus on the land. Gurdat said if they didn"t let him go ashore then they will be responsible for the damages he would have to suffer. Stevens was a strong component of asian immigration, he said that indians made no contribution to humanity.

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