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Indian Diaspora in the Caribbean: History, Culture and Identity

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This volume seeks to explore some aspects of the history of Indian emigration to the Caribbean, which is one of the most significant events in the history of Indian indentured migration that took place to different parts of the world during the second half of the nineteenth century. The Indians faced many hardships in the Caribbean during the initial stage of their migration. However, over the years, they have become one of the most successful immigrant ethnic groups in the Caribbean. This book studies key facets...
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Overview

This volume seeks to explore some aspects of the history of Indian emigration to the Caribbean, which is one of the most significant events in the history of Indian indentured migration that took place to different parts of the world during the second half of the nineteenth century. The Indians faced many hardships in the Caribbean during the initial stage of their migration. However, over the years, they have become one of the most successful immigrant ethnic groups in the Caribbean. This book studies key facets of this retention of the Indian ethos. While doing so, it also analyses notions of religiocultural transformation, identity reconstruction, political participation and transformations, as well as resistance to enslavement and other oppressions. The contributors to this volume, who are recognized scholars and academics in the field of Caribbean studies, also have the advantage of first-hand knowledge and the experience of being a part of the Indian diaspora in the Caribbean.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789380607382
  • Publisher: Primus Books
  • Publication date: 2/28/2013
  • Pages: 174
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Rattan Lal Hangloo is presently Head, Chair of Indian Studies at Tbilisi State University, Georgia, and Professor of History at Hyderabad Central University. Earlier he served Hyderabad Central University as Head, Department of History and also Chief Proctor.
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Notes on Editor And Contributors ix

Introduction Rattan Lal Hangloo 1

1 'Indian' Culture in Trinidad: Transportation, Reconstruction and Integration, 1845-1970 Radica Mahase 13

2 The Ramayana in Trinidad: A Socio-Historical Perspective Sherry-Ann Singh 25

3 Muslims in the Caribbean Nasser Mustapha 43

4 Trinidad Hinduism, 1917-1945: Religious Transformation and Identity Construction Sherry-Ann Singh 55

5 The Caribbean Consequences of the Indian Revolt of 1857 Brinsley Samaroo 71

6 Resistance to Enslavement and Oppression in Trinidad, 1802-1849 Bridget Brereton 95

7 General Elections of 2007 in Trinidad and Tobago: The Indian Factor in the People's National Movement Benjie Mahabir 113

8 Nationalism and Education: Dr Eric Williams' Vision for Trinidad and Tobago Rattan Lal Hangloo 125

9 Breaking the Glass Ceiling: East Indian Women and Educational Mobility in Trinidad and Tobago Ann Marie Bissessar 143

10 Market and Field: The Workplace of the Indian Women in Trinidad, 1900-1940 Shaheeda Hussain 155

Index 169

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