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Transients to Settlers: The Experience of Indians in Jamaica 1845-1950

In this valuable historical study of one of the smaller Indian communities in the Caribbean, Verene Shepherd explores the contrary tendencies towards cultural absorption and cultural autonomy which can be seen in the history of the group.

£12.99

Author(s)
Verene Shepherd
ISBN
9780948833328
Pages
281
Price
£12.99
Classification
Cultural Studies, History
Setting
Jamaica, India
Date published
1 Apr 1994

In this valuable historical study of one of the smaller Indian communities in the Caribbean, Verene Shepherd explores the contrary tendencies towards cultural absorption and cultural autonomy which can be seen in the history of the group. The role of population size and density, the availability of economic 'niches', the activity of missionaries and educators and the attitudes of the wider society are examined as contexts within which the Indo-Jamaican community worked out its destiny. Chapters on indenture, patterns of rural and urban settlement, education, economic activity and political participation provide comparative standpoints for looking at variations within the total Indo-Caribbean experience.

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Verene Shepherd

Verene Shepherd is a lecturer in Caribbean History at the University of the West Indies, Mona.

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