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
Published: Singapore : Springer, 2022.
Series:GeoJournal library.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Indentured Migration to Trinidad: Recruitment, Journey, and Life in the Estate
  • Settlement and Community Formation
  • Ethnicity and Ethnic Mobilisation
  • Elections and the Politicisation of Race and Ethnicity
  • Sex-Ratio Disparity and Marriage: Erasures and Reconstitutions
  • Family, Kinship, and Gender Relations: Erasures and Reconstitutions
  • Religion, Ethnic Protest, and Cultural Contestation
  • Religion and Society I: Trinidad Hinduism
  • Religion and Society II: Presbyterianism, Islam, and Syncretic Practices
  • Culture and the Community: Language and Foodways
  • Conclusion.