Praneil President

Praneil Chandra is a dedicated Girmit researcher and an influential voice in the exploration of colonial history in New Zealand, Fiji, and India. As the host of Manukau Indian FM, he has provided a platform for numerous international speakers to shed light on the often-overlooked subject of Girmit or slavery by another name.

Praneil’s personal connection to Girmit is profound, as his great grandfather served as a girmitiya when he was only 6 years old. Beginning his journey into indentured labor at such a tender age, his great grandfather’s experiences undoubtedly shaped Praneil’s understanding and passion for this historical subject.

Ethnic Group
Bachelor Degree
Area of Expertise
Ethnic Migrant and Former Refugee
Back to top