Report of Guest Lecture Meeting on “INDIANS ABROAD” – 19.02.19

D.K.M. College for Women (Autonomous) Vellore
Department of History

Report of Guest Lecture Meeting on 19/02/2019


The Department of History conducted a Special Guest Lecture meeting on 19/02/2019. Resource Person was Dr. C. Joseph Barnabas, M.A., M phil. Ph,D., Formerly Principal ,  Hindustan College Of Arts &  Science, Chennai., Former Associate Professor of History,  Madras Christian College, Tambaram, Chennai. Chief Guest was welcomed by Dr. A. Amirthavalli, Associate Professor  & HOD, Department of History. Dr.P.N. Sudha, the Principal felicitated the Chief Guest. The Chief Guest delivered the Lecture on “INDIANS ABROAD”.

            Chief Guest clearly explained the History of Migration of Indians since early sedentary agriculture, 15,000-5000 BCE and Chronological and geonoligcal migrations upto British and Modern Period. Huge migration took place during British period. Indians were forced to migrate to work in Tea Plantation and sugar Plantation. The Indians   first migrated to Mauritius, after that Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indic and East Asian societies, USA, UK, Srilanka and South Africa. Initial they were treated as slaves. Due to various movements  all over the world the life style of Indians changed gradually. At present they are treated equally.  The Chief Guest noted various opportunities available in the field of Education and Employment in abroad. He motivated the students to utilize these opportunities. The program was Compered by Mrs. S. Jayanthi, Assistant Professor in History and vote of thanks was delivered by  Dr. G. Vijayalakshmi, Assistant Professor in History.