Indian diaspora in the Caribbean : history, culture, and identity / edited by Rattan Lal Hangloo. - Delhi : Primus Books, 2012. - viii, 174 p. ; 25 cm.

Contributed articles.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Indian culture in Trinidad
2. The Ramayana in Trinidad
3. Muslims in the Caribbean
4. Trinidad Hinduism, 1917-1945
5. The Caribbean consequences of the Indian Revolt of 1857
6. Resistance to enslavement and oppression in Trinidad, 1802-1849
7. General elections of 2007 in Trinidad and Tobago
8. Nationalism and education
9. Breaking the glass ceiling
10. Market and field.

This collection of essays 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, despite several adversities,Indians have become one of the most successful immigrant ethnic groups in the Caribbean. Indian Diaspora in the Caribbean: History,Culture and Identity studies key facets of this retention of the Indian ethos. While doing so, it also analyses notions of religio-cultural 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. -- Book Jacket

9789380607382 (hbk.) Rs795.00

East Indians--History.--Trinidad and Tobago
East Indian diaspora.
East Indians--Ethnic identity.--Trinidad and Tobago

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