Hinduism and the State in Trinidad

@article{Singh2005HinduismAT,
  title={Hinduism and the State in Trinidad},
  author={Sherry‐Ann Singh},
  journal={Inter-Asia Cultural Studies},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={353 - 365}
}
Abstract Between 1845 and 1917, a total number of 143,939 Indian immigrants were brought to Trinidad under the system of Indian indenture to fill the labour gap created by the abolition of slavery. Approximately 88% of these immigrants practised various facets of Hinduism. Upon completion of their five‐year periods of contracted labour, over 90% of the indentureds opted to make Trinidad their permanent home. From their very entrance into Trinidad society, Hindus were engaged in the practice of… 

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