Lost Histories

Lost Histories - Colonialism, migration

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Among the many different communities that were displaced during colonial times were hundreds of Indian ayahs abandoned on British shores between the 18th and 20th centuries – to where they had been brought across oceans for work as nannies. While many of them were able to make their way back to the subcontinent, a lot of them ended up at homes for destitute women and several others were never heard of again. An event at Hackney Museum in London seeks to revisit their histories, and gather evidence of their fates.