East Indians in Trinidad

ETHNONYMS: "Coolies" (now considered offensive; unacceptable in public discourse), Indo-Trinidadians, Overseas Indians (Trinidad)

See also Trinidad and Tobago


Klass, Morton (1961). East Indians in Trinidad: A Study of Cultural Persistence. New York: Columbia University Press. Reprint. 1988. Prospect Heights, Ill.: Waveland Press.

Klass, Morton (1991). Singing with Sai Baba: The Politics of Revitalization in Trinidad. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press.

LaGuerre, John G., ed. (1974). Calcutta to Caroni: The East Indians of Trinidad. [Port-of-Spain]: Longman Caribbean.

Malik, Yogendra K. (1971). East Indians in Trinidad: A Study in Minority Politics. London: Oxford University Press.

Vertovec, Steven (1992). Hindu Trinidad: Religion, Ethnicity, and Socio-Economic Change. Warwick University Caribbean Studies. London: Macmillan.


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