LALAROOKH MUSEUM

A fascinating historical journey for all!

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In 1873 the ship Lalla Rookh arrived in Suriname with the first group of indentured laborers from British India (modern day India). They came to work on the plantations, replacing the slaves who were freed in 1863. Although officially called indentured labor, in reality it simply represented a new form of slavery.  Today, the descendants form…

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