From Indians in Trinidad to Indo-Trinidadians the making of a Girmitiya diaspora / N. Jayaram.

This book explores the dynamics of the socio-cultural baggage that Indian indentured migrants took with them to the Caribbean island of Trinidad and how they have since become a vibrant diaspora community, namely the Indo-Trinidadians. It combines social history with first-hand fieldwork data to por...

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Main Author: Jayaram, N.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Singapore : Springer, 2022.
Series:GeoJournal library.
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Summary:This book explores the dynamics of the socio-cultural baggage that Indian indentured migrants took with them to the Caribbean island of Trinidad and how they have since become a vibrant diaspora community, namely the Indo-Trinidadians. It combines social history with first-hand fieldwork data to portray human ingenuity in terms of social reconstitution and community building in a hostile socio-cultural environment. Furthermore, it addresses key social institutionsreligion, caste, and familyand cultural elementslanguage, foodways, and ethnicity. Its analytical framework is guided by the concept of metamorphosis; it steers clear of the persistence versus change hypotheses. Given its focus, it will be of interest to students and scholars of sociology, social anthropology, history, and migration and diaspora studies.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxiv, 313 pages).
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9789811933677
9811933677