Indian Arrival Day commemorative magazine 2005

East Indian/South Asian Artifacts in the Caribbean

Indo-Caribbean Cultural Council (ICC) wishes to announce the publication of its latest magazine commemorating Indian Heritage Month (May 2005) in Trinidad and Tobago (Caribbean). The theme of the magazine which marks the arrival of East Indians/South Asians from India to Trinidad during indentureship (1845-1917) is Indian artifacts in the Caribbean.

Artifacts are old, broken or discarded objects such as musical instruments, cooking utensils, household items, ritual paraphernalia, old tools, etc. that have been used by past generations. The magazine carries photographs of these recovered material remains, and describes and analyses them in relation to their uses. The objective of selecting this theme is to illustrate how non-textual sources of information can also be used to re-construct the history of Indian immigrants in the Caribbean.


  • Artifacts as sources of history [editorial] By Dr. Kumar Mahabir
  • Greetings from the Prime Minister By the Honourable Patrick Manning
  • Greetings from the Minister of Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs By the Honourable Joan Yuille-Williams
  • Greetings from his the High Commissioner of India By Excellency Virendra Gupta
  • The material culture of indentured Indians in Trinidad
  • Tarwaar [Pen cutlass]
  • Pooknee and tawa [Bellows and griddle]
  • O(u)khri and musar [Mortar and pestle]
  • Chimta [cymbals]
  • Janj [cymbals]
  • Simthaa, Belna, Kalchool, Dabla, Daahl ghotnee
  • Sarangi [Indian violin]
  • Water Dipper
  • Hasswa [sickle]
  • Jharoo [broom]
  • Sup [scoop]
  • Goglet [goblet]
  • Pot and lid
  • Sapat [sandals]
  • Esraj [stringed instrument]
  • Veena [stringed instrument]
  • Boli [gourd vessel]
  • Pot and cup
  • Wooden shovel
  • Ektar(a)s [stringed instruments]
  • Goglet [goblet]
  • East Indians in the Caribbean: an Illustrated History By Florence Pariag [New book release]
  • A Silent Life by Ryhaan Shah [New novel release]
  • V.S. Naipaul: A World in Tension by Judith Misrahi-Barak [New book release]
  • A Dictionary of Common Trinidad Hindi by Kumar Mahabir [New edition book release]
  • Incredible India: Its Arts and Crafts

May-June 2005. 11 x 8 ½ inches. Glossy pages and cover.
56 pages with advertisements and articles.
ISSN 1683-4143
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