The Voyage of the Komagata Maru
The Sikh Challenge to Canada's Colour BarBook - 2014 | Expanded and fully revised edition
Released to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of the arrival of the Komagata Maru , this expanded and fully revised edition will stand as the most thoroughly researched account of the notorious Komagata Maru incident. The event centres on the ship's nearly four hundred Punjabi passengers, who sought entry into Canada at Vancouver in the summer of 1914, only to be chased away by a Canadian warship. This story became a symbol of prejudicial immigration policies, which Canadians today reject, and served to fuel the emerging anti-British movement in India. It deserves the careful re-examination it gets in this thoroughly updated edition that provides a contemporary perspective on a defining moment in Canadian, British Empire, and Indian history.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, 
Edition: Expanded and fully revised edition
Branch Call Number: 325.1 J72v2
Characteristics: xiv, 254 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm