An account of the tragic life of Sookdaie

The Government Buildings in Suva. Sookdaie often slept on its verandah. Picture: SUPPLIED

BETWEEN 1881 and 1884, The Suva Times provided a running commentary on the activities of an “insane Indian woman” who wandered about the most populated parts of Suva Town with an infant boy. The woman, who was always in a state of semi-nudity, was most often found squatting in front of Suva Hotel, the nascent […]

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