Monday, May 10, 2010

THE LASCAR-- THE ORIGINAL INDIAN MERCHANT NAVY SAILOR -- CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL






Today Indian sailors are everywhere on Oil tankers, Chemical tankers and other ships. -- valued and in great demand for their mental acuity and seafaring skills.

He was just a Lascar -- A brazen form slavery re-invented by the white man.



Indian seamen unions like Maritime Union of Indian ( MUI ), NUSI etc should keep a picture of a white man Mr.Joseph Salter in their offices-- lest we are branded an ungrateful race.


I myself ( the evolved lascar ) have commanded British flag ships with British and European officers.

4 centuries ago, the Lascar was a derogatory term for the “ wretched Khalasi sailor of mongrel descent ” or “ The Indian coolie “ .

The white man hardly knew that this coolie belongs to the world's first civilization.  The Vedic civilisation flourished on the banks of river Saraswati from 9000 BC to 4000 BC .  The river dried up in 4000 BC due to tectonic shifts blocking the glacial mouth in the Himalayas. The white man came out from under the Quaternary ice age only in 9500 BC, doing grunt grunt, staying in dark caves , wearing barks, eating raw meat.  At this time the predecessors of the Indian Lascar  were writing poetry, wearing woven clothes, eating from a cooked menu and living in proper stone houses.

Lascars were Indian sailors who worked on British and European ships for 400 years.


Lascars played a valuable role, helping to crew British ships in times of peace and war and ensuring that goods from India and beyond arrived safely in London and other British ports.


Lascars served on British ships under 'lascar' articles of agreement. These agreements allowed shipowners to pay a pittance of 5% of the white sailors wages for longer working hours , give less and poor quality food , and force them to stay in unventilated , cramped and dingy areas of ship unfit for humans .

The sailors could be transferred from one ship to another and retained in service for up to three years at one time. Indian lascars served as the deck crew; in the engine rooms below the decks as coal Stokers or Aagwallas .

Goan lascars being Christians catholics were allowed easier jobs of Stewards and cooks. They could handle pork and beef and were even more servile..

Digression:-- (This tradition has lived on in Goa, and as a result a obscene percentage of Goan christian population work as stewards and butlers on land too .

This has altered their DNA programming / blue print , determination and mindset -- and you will rarely see a Goan catholic with Portugese surname PASSING A IIT ENTRANCE EXAM .


That Goa got rid of slavery, and Portugese Rama Rajya in 1962, instead of 1947 like the rest of India is also a huge cause.)

Stoking, a terrible task which was deemed to be below the dignity of a white man. At the beginning of the voyage, the large pile of coal lay near the entry to the bunkers. But as the voyage continued, the coal was used up and its face receded, forcing trimmers deeper into the hot, unventilated, dust-filled bunkers.


Lascars were both recruited to serve on European ships and paid through a Ghat Serang, an Indian shore agent, with vested interests ( on the payroll of the shipowners ). The Jahaz Serang is the Bosun or nowadays.

The ship owners loved the lascars as they were docile unlike the unruly whites.

Their unions’ use of ‘coolie’ and ‘lascar’ also constituted discursive tactics of denial and exclusion. The Ghat Serangs applied strong arm tactics , including arrest ( assisted by the British and Portugese governments ) to recruit the Lascars.


In 1916/17 hundreds of Lascars elected to join the British labour corps in Mesopotamia rather than go to sea. This choice made sense. Mesopotamia paid better and was believed to be safer.

As trade expanded and India became increasingly central to Britain's global trade and economy, lascars became the mainstay of the labour force in British-registered ships bound for Europe. Yet lascars have not been granted the place they deserve in studies of British maritime history.

The British museum at London displays shows vandalised and stolen goods , but talks nothing of the Indentured Coolie and Lascars.



Because of the nature of the trade, and the imbalance of exports from Britain against imports from India, lascars were forced to remain in England for long periods of time before ships were ready to take them back leaving lascars destitute.



They were stranded in London by a series of laws called the Navigation Acts. These Acts meant that many Indian sailors arriving in London from India could not be re-employed on return journeys and were abandoned.

Impoverished , ill clad and shivering Lascars would be wandering the streets of various ports for survival in England ,Scotland, Wales and Ireland – peddling , begging in front of street art , sweeping streets , taking up low paid menial jobs etc. They would sleep on the streets or inside dockside sheds .


Some of them even took on white wives . They were in demand as they had no problems in getting that elusive hard on , without excessive nauseating foreplay and liquor , even in the cold-- and infidelity was not a concern.


By 1795 few ports gave temporary -- dirty , pestilent and deplorable barrack homes to Lascars, at London, Southampton, Cardiff, Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow.

Only in 1850 did the Admiralty had taken over responsibility for the welfare of distressed Lascars—after some visiting Indian princes, including Maharaj Dilip Singh gave hefty donations. .

Only a handful of Lascars are mentioned on the memorial at Tower Hill with the names of 26,833 seamen of the British Merchant Navy who died in the carnage of both world wars. Why not? They were animals , not human , right?


Joseph Salter a missionary in the Chapel Street district of London (now Edgware Road) helped the lascars from 1853 . It is on record that in sixteen years more than sixteen thousand Lascars visited the homes and over thirteen hundred were fed and clothed.

" The Strangers home" survived until 1935, when it was converted into flats and named West India House by Stepney Borough Council. For thirty-nine years Joseph Salter served the community of Lascars as helper and teacher .

All that remains however, is a street named after him in the east end of London.

This selfless man ,should have been honoured like Mother Theresa . He was not interested in photo shoots, and grabbing the limelight , and using his white skin for leverage , like the saint Theresa.

IT IS A SHAME THAT NONE OF THE INDIAN SAILOR ORGANISATIONS , LIKE MUI, NUSI ETC HAS EVEN A PICTURE OF THIS MAN IN THE SAILORS CLUBS , SHELTERS AND OFFICES.

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Here is an extract of a long poem about lascars , written by a certain Mary Robinson.

Far from my Native Indian shore,
I hear our wretched race deplore;
I mark the smile of taunting Scorn,
And curse the hour, when I was born !
I weep, but no one gently tries
To stop my tear, or check my sighs;
For, while my heart beats mournfully,
Dear Indian home, I sigh for Thee !
To drink the tear of deep despair;
The scoff and scorn of fools to bear !
And if I curse my fate severe,
Some Christian Savage mocks my tear !
Was it for this, the LASCAR brave
"Toil'd, like a wretched Indian Slave

The Lascar's pendulum swung to the other extreme, and in the 1970s' there was unwarranted militant trade unionism supporting lazy young sailors who will not work (unless given excessive overtime) , displayed gross lack of respect, decorum etc.

As a result most foreign companies do NOT want Indian crew on their ships --

-- they however love to employ Indian senior officers on tankers , where one mistake can wipe out the whole company.


Who invented the ship's compass?  
When the pyramids were built 5000 years ago, NOBODY on this planet including the Egyptians has the technology to find the exact North East South West cardinal positions of Vaastu. Nobody on the planet had an idea what is sun's declination or Kepler’s precession via astronomy . The geographic and the magnetic poles are NOT the same. The North pole is 1600 miles away and the south pole is 2570 kilometers away.

The ancient Kerala sailors sailed to Socotra and Aquaba and Basra using a compass of magnetised fish blade floating on light oil floating on water. This is symbolised by Arjun shooting into the eye of the fish to win Draupadi in 4000 BC.



CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL
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12 comments:

  1. Respected sir,

    I had read ur note regarding the company. I am very impressed from this flag ship company.

    I did certificate coruses in merchant navy for sailor . Kindly give me an opertunity to serve this esteemed organisation as sailor and obliges.
    Regards,

    Amit Kumar
    My contact number is 09814010127

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  2. Wonderful blog & good post.Its really helpful for me, awaiting for more new post. Keep Bloggin
    Merchant Navy

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  3. Surf the whole world and get paid heavily for it.When Your ship is on dock,get into the city,
    "merchant navy college"

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  4. pls say me what type of work to be done by lascars civilian posts in indian navy?

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  5. JAMAugust 23, 2014 at 11:25 PM
    Yes Sir I fully agree with your Rabaul findings .I know you have written about this only after great amount of practical

    research and not from fake history books we have.I just wanted to give another view to your analysis on some other facts

    you have mentioned in your article.You are probably the first Non Bengali Indian who has given so much time in bringing RB

    Bose and Bagha Jatin on the net.What I wanted to point out is that many important facets of Netaji's life has not been

    properly and impartially highlighted(for example Hindi as national language whose credit is given solely to Nehru.)In his

    early political Netaji considered Nehru a close and reliable friend and followed Mahatma with all his heart,a blunder which

    proved costly in his later political career.Had the controls of India's ahimsa andolan been in Netaji's hand,I am sure

    India would have got independence even with the path of Ahimsa atleast 15 years earlier.Very few Indians know that the

    first successful All India nonviolent Strike(hartal) was planned and organised by Netaji(when he was not even 30 and was in

    INC).Such was his foresight that he instructed INC workers to arrange Rickshaws and other vehicles with placards in all the

    railway stations of India so that rail passengers are not caught unaware in the strike and can reach home safely.

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    Capt. Ajit Vadakayil
    August 23, 2014 at 11:58 PM
    hi j,

    india was NOT given freedom by gandhi, nehru ,patel etc.

    during the ONLY freedom struggle -- they held up only ONE poster--that of Netaji Subhash ChandraBose--

    this pissed off gandhi and nehru-- for they were the leaders chosen by the white invader -they had the rights and monopoly , right ?

    punch into Google search-
    THE INDIAN NAVY MUTINY OF 1946, THE ONLY WAR OF INDIAN INDEPENDENCE VADAKAYIL

    INDIAN HISTORY IS A BIG LIE.

    WE INDIANS ARE SELF LOATHING BECAUSE WE DO NOT KNOW OUR OWN GLORIOUS HISTORY .

    WHEN ALL COUNTRIES WERE WIDELY SEPARATED , -- WHEN INDIANS WORE SILK, WROTE POETRY AND PHILOSOPHY, ATE COOKED FOOD FROM A MENU AND LIVED IN PALACES--

    THEIR WHITE MAN EQUIVALENT --

    WAS RUNNING AROUND NAKED -- CLUBBING DOWN ANIMALS FOR FOOD-- DOING GRUNT GRUNT FOR LANGUAGE .

    today these people want to give us an inferiority complex.

    you have NO idea how the JEWS screwed indians --though we gave them refuge for 3000 years in kerala.

    punch into google search-
    THE INDENTURED COOLIE, SLAVERY REINVENTED VADAKAYIL

    TODAY WIKIPEDIA HAS OPENED A POST ON IT-- AND THEY USE MY FIGURES !

    capt ajit vadakayil
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  6. SUBJECT : Narendra Modi reaches Fiji, first visit by an Indian PM in 33 years .

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    THE INDIANS IN FIJI MUST KNOW THEIR OWN S0RDID HISTORY .

    Around 1834 the English speaking white man abolished slavery . He then reinvented slavery in the form of Indentured labour from India . It was a worse form of slavery . Attractive ,glowing , blushing , dark skinned young Indian women , now came into the equation .

    All were duped into signing ( thumb printing ) extensive 5 year contracts with vague terms and conditions in English, which they could not understand . The British government in India and even the Christian missionaries did nothing to stop this blatant mass deception .

    The survivors of the terrible 80 day sea voyage kala paani ordeal, sitting , sleeping and eating amidst their own waste, identified themselves with the ship they travelled and forged a sense of unity and strong bhai – b#hen bonds, with only their religion , culture and festivals for spiritual resilience and support .

    As soon as the Indentured Indian landed ashore he would be marched to estates and housed in slave barracks without mattresses or pillows .

    Life was dehumanizing, with no honour, little pay, poor diet, long toiling hours , insults , monetary fines and floggings with cattle whips at the slightest provocation . And with monetary fines for small offences, there was little money .

    Never in the history of mankind has there been a saga of such greed and injustice-- where more than 1.3 million innocent humans ( 65000 in FIJI ) were duped whole sale , given a life sentence , dumped in far flung corners of the planet and forgotten for ever .

    punch into Google search -

    . THE INDENTURED COOLIE, SLAVERY REINVENTED VADAKAYIL .

    capt ajit vadakayil
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  7. Taslima Rushdie
    December 14, 2014 at 8:19 AM
    Captainji sadar pranam!

    Was the "bhangi" caste created by the white invaders? There were no toilets in houses before the white invaders came to India and 60-70% of our population still enjoy the open air performance (It must be 99% open defecation in 15th century..

    The white invaders must have built toilets without proper drains and created a new caste "Bhangi" to clean their toilets. Some rich native people with some social status might have followed the British style of building toilets in homes.

    The mahars used to take care of animal carcasses in the towns. Dealing with human shit was primarily not their business.

    The bhangis were even glorified with "Valmiki" "Balmiki" title in North India ... doesn't this add insult to injury?? How mean and diabolic these white invaders could be!

    Would you kindly explain the ORIGIN of bhangi caste?

    ... Taslima Rushdie

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    Capt. Ajit Vadakayil
    December 14, 2014 at 10:51 AM
    hi tr,

    it was the white invader who created the scavenger , untouchable caste.

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2011/07/untouchables-capt-ajit-vadakayil.html

    today we have PEONS in govt offices.

    are they by caste ?

    they are just UNSKILLED workers .

    if they had some SKILLS and BRAINS would they be doing this work ?

    the white invader called scavengers valmiki - to ridicule this name.

    same was on the british ships manned by LASCARS, the toilet cleaner was called MAHARAJ.

    on SCI ships where I spent my first 9 years of command, the Indian crew toilet cleaner was called MAHARAJ.

    the officers toilet cleaner ( always a goan catholic ) was called UTILITY STEWARD .

    these are the white guys who cry for HUMAN RIGHTS in india .

    we kicked these thieves out in 1947- why are they interested in india .

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2010/05/lascar-original-indian-merchant-navy.html

    capt ajit vadakayil
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  8. Nelson Singh
    April 3, 2015 at 8:08 AM
    fitting reply to a feminist

    https://plus.google.com/+NelsonSingh/posts/P8jNjVe4Nh8

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    Capt. Ajit Vadakayil
    April 3, 2015 at 12:12 PM
    hi ns,

    if a woman wear a padded bra or puts plastic in her tits-- it is NORMAL.

    if a man puts a cock sock in his undies or puts a huge banana in -- he is a PERVERT who must be locked up.

    sex is 50:50 -- otherwise it is rape.

    only man can initiate sex- this is the way god willed it -

    the male's prick must become ERECT by ingress of blood --

    the western women need to apply SUCTION - or HAND POWER -- till then the western man is a TATTU whose prick hangs like a old rope or a dead fish.

    the indian man does NOT need mouth or hand power-- due to the spicy food we eat.

    so the indian man is being branded a RAPIST by the JEALOUS WESTERN TATTU..

    TEEE HEEEEEEEE !

    this is the meaning of PERCEPTION.

    young sailors go to UK for exam / studies -- the lonely divorcees fight with each other to offer them LOW paying guest rates --

    there was a time when lascars were kept in england --DELIBERATELY so that they can use PRICK POWER on the lonely ladies - married and unmarried and widowed.

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2010/05/lascar-original-indian-merchant-navy.html

    the lascars got fed up-- as the western woman cannot blush--it was a cold mechanical thing ..

    capt ajit vadakayil
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  9. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/US-Disappointed-over-Indias-visa-denial-to-panel/articleshow/51319810.cms

    WE DO NOT CARE FOR USA ANYMORE . . .
    IN 17 YEARS INDIA WILL BE THIS PLANETs NO 1 SUPERPOWER . . .

    THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO KILLED AN ENTIRE RED INDIAN RACE WITH SMALL POX BLANKETS . . AND PRACTISED SLAVERY . . .

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2012/05/black-african-slave-trade-and-jews-capt.html

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2013/01/christopher-columbus-father-of-american.html

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2012/07/fransisco-pizarro-hernan-cortez.html

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  10. Karima Baksh
    May 3, 2016 at 8:28 AM
    Dear Captain Vadakayil,

    I just came upon your blog while searching for any glimpse of my Indian heritage. My father who was born in Port Mourant, Guyana along with he thinks most of our relatives. All we know is that our relatives who came from India (date unknown..my grandmother was born in 1921 so her grandmother may have arrived to Guyana 1870's (?))

    They worked at a sugar plantation called Plantation Port Mourant..they grew and processed sugar cane. My great grand father's name was Moti Lall the only sur names I know of our family Lall and Baksh can you help me with and hint of their possible origins in India.

    Thank you!
    Karima Baksh

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    Capt. Ajit Vadakayil
    May 3, 2016 at 9:13 AM
    hi kb,

    Your forefathers were imported by John Gladstone for his sugar cane fields .

    246,000 of them in more than 480 ships were packed off by Rothschild owned firm Gillanders and Arbuthnot, who were agents for Opium drugs too .

    DELIBERATE famine was introduced and desperate Indians from UP ( Mathura area ) forced to go to Guyana . Some people were channeled off to Malwa ( Agra famine displacement ) where they were used by Jew Rothschild to grow Opium for China.

    Your ancestors would be speaking Bhojpuri

    The first ship from Calcutta to Georgetown was WHITBY on May 5th 1835.

    You celebrate May 5th –wonder what is there to celebrate.

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2010/04/indentured-coolie-slavery-reinvented.html

    KNOW YOUR ROOTS

    i have been to georgetown , guyana.

    port mourant is nearby .

    capt ajit vadakayil
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  11. TEESTA SETALVADs GREAT GRANDFATHER CHIMANLAL HARILAL SETALVAD WAS A ROTHSCHILD STOOGE AND WAS KNIGHTED FOR WHITEWASHING THE JALLIANWALA BAGH MASSACRE

    INDIANS WERE SHOT FOR NOT CRAWLING OUT OF THE MAIDAN ON ALL FOURS , LIKE MONKEYS --WHEN ORDERED .

    HIS SON , TEESTA SETALVADs GRANDFATHER WAS INDIAs FIRST ATTORNEY GENERAL .

    CH SETALVAD AND BR AMBEDKAR WAS ONE TWOSOME -- SUPPORTING ROTHSCHILD 100%

    In late 1919, the British government got their loyal Sikh stooges to present a Saropa (Robe of Honour) to Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab Sir Michael Francis O'Dwyer .

    He was given the Saropa in Harimandar Sahib by CRYPTO JEW SIKHS wearing 5K -- a man who cheered the massacre of hundreds of innocent unarmed Hindus and Sikhs on Baisakhi day of 1919.

    This man who endorsed General Reginald Edward Harry Dyer's action regarding the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and termed it a "correct action "

    Sir Michael Francis O'Dwyer would be later assassinated by Udham Singh. He took in two bullets and died instantly.

    CHIMANLAL HARILAL SETALVAD had been knighted by Jew Rothschild, JUST BEFORE repeat JUST BEFORE the Jallianwala Bagh inquiry. He was the VC of Bombay University.

    Reginald Edward Harry Dyer returned to England as a great hero.

    IF I WERE TEESTA SETALVADs GREAT GRANDFATHER CHIMANLAL HARILAL SETALVAD I WOULD HAVE SENTENCED O'DWYER AND DYER TO DEATH.

    NOW YOU KNOW WHY HIS SON MC SETALVAD BECAME THE FIRST AND LONGEST SERVING ATTORNEY GENERAL OF INDIA . MAJJA HAI ... KISSI KOH KUCH NAHIN PATHA.

    Michael O'Dwyer, the Lieutenant Governor of Punjab from 1912 to 1919, endorsed General Dyer and called the massacre a "correct" action.

    SIKHS GAVE HIM SAROPA IN THEIR HIGHEST PEETH-- HARMANDIR SAHIB . THIS MAN O'DWYER HAD GIVEN ORDERS TO REGINALD DYER .

    WHITHER HONOUR ?

    http://ajitvadakayil.blogspot.in/2013/07/unknown-history-of-sikhs-and-sikhism.html

    THE KHALISTANI MOVEMENT WAS STARTED BY ROTHSCHILD USING CRYPTO JEW SIKHS WITH PALE EYES ( WEARING 5 K )

    VERY SOON THERE WILL BE "SIKH REGIMENT " IN UK AND CANADA.

    ALREADY UK SIKHS HAVE SAID "WE ARE NOT INDIANS"

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