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    Guyana became the new name after the country gained its independence from British on May 26, 1966. Indians still earn their livelihood on sugar plantations and many others continue to excel in academia and in their professional field. There is no barrier to what they can achieve. However, the culture of the true coolies has been lost over time. Many abstained from Hinduism and converted to Christianity. Conclusion The legacy of the Coolies is one that should not be forgotten. Their struggles are a pivotal part of our success in today’s society. The coolie women are the true heroes buried by official history. It took courage to challenge the traditional roles of women in India during those years. These women overcame their fears and embark on an unknown journey. All of the indentured servants underwent real struggles. This was definitely surprising to me in conducting my research. The education system failed to portray of how similar the indentured system was to slavery. This dismissed the true suffering of my…

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    by methodology for examination and cognizance of social issues and of decrease practices in Coolie, Untouchable. He joins wide consideration with architectonic limit, galactic vision with target truth, as in Coolie, a novel sense with epic plentifulness and splendor. He never permits vision to obscuration his vision of social reality. Like Premchand, Anand too is a true blue maker and vigorous reformer, a spectator of life who takes after the fundamental foundations of social disgracefulness and…

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    Coolie Woman: The Odyssey Of Indenture written by Gaiutra Bahadur is an autobiographical expedition to find heritage and cultural ties to history and the hidden oppression faced by many who lived through an indentured lifestyle. After almost 10 decades since Bahadur’s great grandmother first moved from Bihar, Calcutta to British Guiana, Bahadur returns to India to follow the paper trail of her great grandmother’s past. A shortage of needed labor post-slavery was a catalyst for the British to…

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    The Burmans, who hate Orwell for being a white man governing over them, seek the officers help to subdue an out of control elephant who is causing damage. Orwell starts tracking down the elephant and along the way with only a few people following him. There is no real excitement because the elephant hasn’t caused much damage. Then he discovers the coolie that has been killed. This gains everyone’s attention as Orwell gathers a rifle. Everyone is desensitized by the dead body because he is just a…

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    Orwell's use of the coolie is used to demonstrate the ultimate sacrifice. His Biblical allusion “ He was lying on his belly with arms crucified and sharply twisted to one side“ (pg. 325 ) demonstrates to the reader his life was the sacrifice and without his sacrifice Orwell's shooting of the elephant wouldn't have been legally in the right. Orwell alludes to the reader how “ afterwords I was very glad that the coolie had been killed; It put me legally in the right and it gave me a sufficient…

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    Imperialism is a policy extending a country’s power and influence through diplomacy or military force. In George Orwell’s Shooting an Elephant he portrays evil imperialism through symbols, including Orwell himself, the elephant, and the dead coolie. First off, Orwell represents evil imperialism because he represents authority he represents the people themselves, and he represents a puppet or mask. Orwell represents authority because he is the sub-divisional police officer. Being a police…

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    The Burman are unhappy, in fact, they are devastated about this new control in their lives. The poverty and helplessness is at an all-time high, and they can’t do anything about it. An elephant, a gun, and a dead coolie; all symbols to represent the British Empire during this time of great imperialism. In this time period, elephants were very important to survival of the Burman. They never killed one in captivity, only wild ones. The used them for a wide variety of things, they ate the…

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    In Caribbean countries like Guyana, however, coolie is used to describe a poor person of East Indian origin who has little to no education. Unlike how black people altered the ending of the “n” word to create a friendlier word, coolie has not been “taken back” considering Indians are the primary users of this term, not other races. Furthermore, like how the “n” word frequently appears in the lyrics of rap songs, coolie is included in a multitude of chutney songs which is a genre of music…

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    individual is able to bribe them with other than the justice towards the real victim in that circumstance. Many of these characters such as the merchant, the coolie and many others represent effectively real interpretations of these role, that would be believable citizens to encounter in daily life. This can be seen through the conveyance of the societal…

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    where he was forced to shoot an elephant that was having an attack of must. In this story, he uses very good symbolism, including the elephant, the gun and multiple shots he fired, and a dead unskilled worker, called a coolie. In the excerpt, Orwell uses the elephant that he shot to symbolize the British Empire, the world power that he worked for but also greatly disagreed with. The British Empire was very resilient and in some cases, just like the elephant, could be violent, and very…

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