Indo-Caribbean Indenture: Resistance and Accommodation, 1838-1920

Indo-Caribbean Indenture: Resistance and Accommodation, 1838-1920

By Lomarsh Roopnarine
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Book Description

Indo-Caribbean Indenture investigates the relatively little-studied but growing field of the experiences of East Indians in the Caribbean from their arrival in 1838 to the end of indentureship in 1920. It places the indenture period into a larger socio-economic framework of imperialism, the post-slavery attempt to solve the labour shortage and the gender-relations which overarched the whole transaction in human bodies. By utilizing a new analytical perspective offered by current writers on the subject of the subaltern, the work departs from the usual historical approach and offers a fresh interpretation. The work will be of particular interest to historians, sociologists and social scientists who focus on the Caribbean, migration, ethnicity, gender studies, peasant resistance, labour history and cultural continuity and change.

Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • 1. Migration and Recruitment
  • 2. Domination and Modes of Resistance
  • 3. Cultural Change and Continuity: Caste and the Joint Family Systems
  • 4. Indo-Caribbean Women: Daughters of Sacrifice and Survival
  • Conclusion
  • Appendices
    • Appendix 1. Emigrants from Calcutta, India, to and from the Colonies
    • Appendix 2. Commencement, Stoppage and Resumption Indentured Emigration from Calcutta to Overseas Colonies, 1838–1883
    • Appendix 3. Number of East Indian Emigrants Who Were Repatriated Yearly from Jamaica
    • Appendix 4. Number of East Indian Emigrants Paying for Passage from British Guiana to India
    • Appendix 5. Licence to Recruiter of East Indian Emigrants
    • Appendix 6. Copy of a Certificate of Indenture
    • Appendix 7. Certificate of Completion of Ten Years’ Residence
    • Appendix 8. Example of Old Immigrant’s Ticket
    • Appendix 9. Tabulated Statement Showing the Castes of Immigrants Introduced during Season 1889–1890 to Trinidad
    • Appendix 10. Categories of Emigrants Returning from Trinidad to Calcutta 1865
    • Appendix 11. Number of Deaths on the Outward Voyage during the Season 1860–1861
  • Notes
    • Introduction
    • Chapter 1
    • Chapter 2
    • Chapter 3
    • Chapter 4
    • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index
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