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A Narrative on the Framework of the Presence, Change, and Continuity of Indian Dance in Trinidad

Ravindra Nath “Raviji” Maharaj (ed.)

in Making Caribbean Dance: Continuity and Creativity in Island Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813034676
eISBN:
9780813046303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034676.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Dance

Ravindra Nath Maharaj, known as Raviji, a leader in Hindu life in Trinidad and of a Ramdilla group, charts the history of the dance of Indians in Trinidad, which began with folk dances brought by ... More


Outlawing Religion

Alexander Rocklin

in The Regulation of Religion and the Making of Hinduism in Colonial Trinidad

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648712
eISBN:
9781469648736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648712.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores obeah, composite Trinidadian spirit worlds, and Indian Trinidadians' relations to both. There were complex and murky connections between the discourse on obeah (part of the ... More


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