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.


12 responses to “East Indians of the Caribbean

  1. Nice pics. I love seeing those. My family came to Grenada as indentured servants too. A lot of people think Grenada didn’t get but thats not true.

  2. According to records at the National Archives 944 Indians arrived in Grenada between 1854 and 1860. Check their research guide on Family History Sources for Indian Indentured Labour http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/rdleaflet.asp?sLeafletID=400

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

  5. What about st.vincent and the grenadines ??????????

  6. What about st vincent and the grenadines

  7. 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.

  8. i would like to get the names of the indians who arrive in 1845

  9. i would like to get the names of the indians who arrive in trinidad1845

  10. Joan Lassalle

    I would like to get ship’s passenger list of the Indians who arrived in Trinidad in 1910.

  11. Joan Lassalle

    Would like to get the names of Indians who arrived in Grenada between 1857 and 1885.

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