Becoming Canadians

Becoming Canadians

Pioneer Sikhs in Their Own Words

Book - 1994
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Becoming Canadians is the story of the Canadian Sikh community, told in the words of thirty-six pioneers who left behind everything they knew to build new lives in a new land. For the first Sikhs who came to Canada, this meant a long train journey to Calcutta, then an ocean voyage to Hong Kong to board an ocean liner to Vancouver. Once in this country, they struggled to learn English - and to fit their religion and lifestyle into a culture that was alien and even hostile to them.

The voices in Becoming Canadians share the same memories - from the tragic Komagata Maru incident and the frustration at being refused service and jobs, to joyful reminisces about times together in the gurdwara , to the open hearts and hands that were offered to newcomers in the community, and the triumph of the franchise in 1947.
Publisher: Madeira Park, B.C. : Harbour Pub., c1994
ISBN: 9781550171082
Branch Call Number: 971.1004 J24b
Characteristics: 167 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm


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