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The Indian Caribbean: Migration and Identity in the Diaspora

Lomarsh Roopnarine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496814388
eISBN:
9781496814425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496814388.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book tells a distinct story of Indians in the Caribbean—one concentrated not only on archival records and institutions, but also on the voices of the people and the ways in which they define ... More


Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

J. Dillon Brown and Leah Reade Rosenberg (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628464757
eISBN:
9781628464801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The first book to critically redefine and reexamine West Indian literature of the 1950s, Beyond Windrush challenges the myth that an elite cohort of male novelists based in postwar London ... More


Tales, Tunes, and Tassa Drums: Retention and Invention in Indo-Caribbean Music

Peter Manuel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038815
eISBN:
9780252096778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038815.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Today's popular tassa drumming emerged from the fragments of transplanted Indian music traditions half-forgotten and creatively recombined, rearticulated, and elaborated into a dynamic musical genre. ... More


Caribbean Masala: Indian Identity in Guyana and Trinidad

Dave Ramsaran and Linden F. Lewis

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818041
eISBN:
9781496818089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818041.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In 1833, the abolition of slavery in the British Empire led to the import of exploited South Asian indentured workers in the Caribbean under extreme oppression. This book concentrates on the Indian ... More


Introduction: Global Perspectives on the Indo-Caribbean Bhojpuri Diaspora and Its Music

Peter Manuel

in Tales, Tunes, and Tassa Drums: Retention and Invention in Indo-Caribbean Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038815
eISBN:
9780252096778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038815.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter provides background data on Indo-Caribbean history and situates that culture's development in the context of diasporic studies as a whole. It provides an overview of North Indian ... More


Concluding Perspectives

Peter Manuel

in Tales, Tunes, and Tassa Drums: Retention and Invention in Indo-Caribbean Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038815
eISBN:
9780252096778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038815.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This concluding chapter presents some hypotheses and conclusions about Bhojpuri diasporic dynamics, broader implications for diaspora studies in general, the relation of music genres like tassa to ... More


Indianness and Nationalism in the Windrush Era

Lisa Outar

in Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628464757
eISBN:
9781628464801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter identifies a palpable strain of doubt about the nationalist credentials of Indo-Caribbean people in the prominent Windrush novels of the period. Discussing novels by George Lamming and ... More


Contradictory Omens: Repatriation and Resistance in Ismith Khan’s The Jumbie Bird

Atreyee Phukan

in Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628464757
eISBN:
9781628464801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter delineates the multilayered Indo-Caribbean experience of the region’s nationalism as it sought to balance pride in the realization of independence from Britain on the subcontinent in ... More


The Trajectories of Transplants: Singing Ālhā, Birha, and the Ramayan in the Indic Caribbean

Peter Manuel

in Tales, Tunes, and Tassa Drums: Retention and Invention in Indo-Caribbean Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038815
eISBN:
9780252096778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038815.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Most of the North Indian music heritage brought to the Caribbean consisted of folk styles and genres that were predominantly text-driven, in that their expressive interest lay primarily in lyric ... More


Chowtal and the Dantāl: Finding Fertile Soil in the New Homelands

Peter Manuel

in Tales, Tunes, and Tassa Drums: Retention and Invention in Indo-Caribbean Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038815
eISBN:
9780252096778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038815.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses two distinct traditional entities in Indo-Caribbean music culture—the antiphonal folksong genre called chowtal and the dantāl, a common metallophone—which have flourished in ... More


Bhojpuri Diasporic Music and the Encounter with India

Peter Manuel

in Tales, Tunes, and Tassa Drums: Retention and Invention in Indo-Caribbean Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038815
eISBN:
9780252096778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038815.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter is devoted to the more general topic of the Indo-Caribbean Bhojpuri legacy's confrontation with music flowing from North India itself in the postindenture period, in the form of ... More


The Baptism of Soil: Indian Belonging in Guyana

Shona N. Jackson

in Creole Indigeneity: Between Myth and Nation in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677757
eISBN:
9781452948232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677757.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines Indo-Creole subjectivity in Guyana, and argues that the different trajectories for Indo-Caribbean social and cultural being in the New World still depend upon the manner of ... More


Theoretical and Historical Sketches of Guyana and Trinidad

Dave Ramsaran and Linden F. Lewis

in Caribbean Masala: Indian Identity in Guyana and Trinidad

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818041
eISBN:
9781496818089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818041.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter presents theoretical and historical sketches of Guyana and Trinidad. Both countries share a similar colonial history and ethnic makeup, with people of Indian descent representing 39.3 ... More


Conclusion

Dave Ramsaran and Linden F. Lewis

in Caribbean Masala: Indian Identity in Guyana and Trinidad

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496818041
eISBN:
9781496818089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496818041.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This concluding chapter argues that creolization is not a linear process that leads to a more homogeneous society but rather a dialectical process that is negotiated along lines of race, class, and ... More


Introduction

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/9781469648712.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the ways in which colonialism and imperial expansion have functioned as engines for processes of religion-making. Before the emergence of "Hinduism" in the early twentieth ... More


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