Indian Diaspora World Convention was held in Trinidad in 2017 to commemorate the 1917 decision of the Indian legislature to end further recruitment of Indians for overseas indentured service.
The eleven essays in this second volume cover a wide range under the heading ‘Charting New Frontiers’. It is a diverse collection, indicating broad scope among the researchers on this theme. The contributors to this volume think through the conundrum of national citizenship, in relation to their routes and roots from a variety of perspectives. The essays compiled in this monograph, thus, reveal that the subject areas comprising the study of the Indian diaspora are interdisciplinary in nature and constantly evolving.
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Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Who Am I? It Depends! The Evolving Nature of Identity from Out of Africa and into Space 2. (Re)Constructing Hindu Funerary Rites in Modern Trinidad 3. Hindostanis in the Netherlands: A Success Story? 4. Neighbourhood Revitalization in New York City: Indo-Caribbeans Make a Mark 5. Neil Bissoondath’s A Casual Brutality and Rabindranath Maharaj’s Homer in Flight: Travelling without Luggage 6. Adaptation and Survival in a Small Society: The Indians of St. Vincent and the Grenadines 7. Indian Involvement in Cricket in the Caribbean 8. The Future of Citizenship in the Global Age 9. In the Land of Opportunity: A Study of the Indo-Caribbean Community in New York City 10. Consideration of Research Management and Diasporic Bonding between Higher Education Institutes in Trinidad and the Indian Diaspora: A Case Study Approach 11. Highlighting Contribution of Diasporic Indians to the Multi-Ethnicities of Belize
J. Vijay Maharaj is a Lecturer in the Department of Literary, Cultural and Communication Studies at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine. Her areas of interests include, but are not limited to, the making of political and cultural identities, the trauma associated with postcolonial and modern histories as well as the convergences between neurosciences and literature.
Radica Mahase is currently a Senior Lecturer in History at the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago. She is the co-author of Caribbean History for CSEC (2014), author of Why Should We Be Called ‘Coolies’: The End of the Indian Indentured Labour (2021). Her research interests include Indian indentureship, Indian diaspora and South Asian Studies.