This book is a thesis that I submitted in part fulfillment of my Doctor of Creative Arts. The first part of the book outlines why and how approximately 35,000 indentured Indian workers were prevented from returning to their homes in India in the first quarter of the twentieth century. This was achieved through collaboration between the British colonial government of Fiji and the Colonial Sugar Refining Company (CSR) of Australia to ensure continued supply of cheap labor to the sugar industry of Fiji.
The second part of the book details how this historical research was used to make a 45 minutes documentary documentary drama, using some of the tools of documentary film production.
The thesis and the film combined well to grant the writer a Doctor of Creative Arts Degree by the University of Western Sydney in 2011.