THE BALGOBIN SAGAProduct no.: HP114
Compiled and Written by Petamber Persaud
Balgobin is an elusive and often overlooked character in Indian-Guyanese folklore. The mystery that surrounds him is curious given that his story has been in existence since the first arrival of Indians into what was then British Guiana in 1838.
Frequently portrayed as an unintelligent schoolboy, Balgobin confounds his educators by scraping through every test and every challenge. To his classmates, however, he is often the hero of the day.
The Balgobin Saga provides a re-introduction to this lovable character. It also reflects the lives of Indian immigrants in the first half of the 19th century and illustrates how the Indian-Guyanese dealt with the traumas and challenges of displacement.