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Malabar to Malaya (eBook)

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Type: e-book
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History
Language: English
Price: ₹199
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The British rubber plantations in Malaya (now Malaysia) created a huge migration of indentured labour from India. My grandpa joined the wave to start a spice business and lost it all. That plunged my generation below the poverty line!

I was born in a plantation house (not a hospital) and my birth certificate was "processed" in a police station. That is how I arrived on earth in 1965. Grew up in the rubber plantation, soon to become unpaid underaged labour helping my parents tap rubber trees starting at 04:30 in the morning amongst the mosquitoes and snakes while smacking into spider webs between the trees. Our meals start on a perfect dining table after payday and dwindle into lack of food by end of the month.

The vicious cycle seems to never end year after year. In the years to come, I became a Chemical Engineer and that changed this "fate" by placing food on our table consistently. As I set sail on my career, my life took various positive turns that brought me to being a Company Director occasionally signing cheques with six digits in them. This book shares a part of my journey that took me through pain, gain, glory and gratification.

About the Author

The author is 53 years old, third-generation Malaysian of Indian origin. Graduated with an honours Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Malaya and held various management positions in multinationals. Currently working as General Manager in the Dubai Head Office of a UK-based shipping company. Fluent in English, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia, Tamil and Malayalam.

Book Details

Number of Pages: 339
Availability: Available for Download (e-book)

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