East Indians of the Caribbean

Film: Early East Indians of the Caribbean
courtesy of http://www.youtube.com/user/hisdreams

The story of over half a million of East Indians transported to the Caribbean between 1838 and 1916 is often one that is left untold. The slideshow above has come astounding early photographs of Indians in Guyana, Trinidad and Suriname.

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12 thoughts on “East Indians of the Caribbean

  1. Absolutely fantastic, to think that my blood line might even go as far as the indian continent, apart from my african, and euro,and chines as well the world just looks small this mean human being just shouldnt fight wars.

  2. I got to learn something new that even Grenada too had Indians as indentured servants. I read quite a bit on Indians as indentured servants but there was no mention about Grenada. Can you please suggest some reading material to understand their life then and Indians living in Grenada now.

    1. Smita, the experiences of Indians in Grenada were atrocious. Many sick Indians were left to die on the road…google Grenada and indentured labourers.

  3. It’s beautiful thank you so much for putting this together, it’s very important for everyone to see this, we are creating the Peepal Tree Monument Garden in Enmore, Guyana and will be recreating a logie fully equipped as it was in our ancestors time so we remember where we came from. We will also have a research centre and library, children’s play park, flower garden in the same spot which was the site of one of the first Mandirs in Guyana.

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