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Caribbean issues in the Indian Dispora

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Mahabir,Noor Kumar (Editor)
Format:
Book, Edited
Publication Date:
January-March, 2013
Published:
New Delhi: Serials Publications
ISBN:
0025-1569
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, History, Social conditions, Emigrants and immigration, East Indians, ethnic identity, Assimilation
Notes:
Special journal issue., 211 p., During the colonial era, after abolition of slavery in 1833, the British faced extreme shortage of labor for sugar plantation in their sugar producing colonies of the Caribbean. To overcome this problem, over half a million Indians were transported to the region as indentured workers (often called as Indian coolies) with false hopes and promises.