Indian Arrival Day commemorative magazine 2009

A pictorial survey of books on indentureship in the Caribbean

Indo-Caribbean Cultural Council (ICC) is proud to announce the publication of its latest magazine commemorating Indian Heritage Month (May 2009) 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 “A pictorial survey of books on indentureship in the Caribbean.”

This glossy magazine in full colour highlights the first book on the subject that was written by Joseph Beaumont and published in 1871. It is entitled The New Slavery: An Account of the Indian and Chinese Immigrants in British Guiana. About 80 years later, the second non-fiction book was written by Dwarka Nath and published in 1950, entitled A History of Indians in British Guiana. Since then about 83 books have been published on the subject, mainly by Indians in the Diaspora, some of them being women. Eight of these are works of fiction.


  • About Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Editorial: A pictorial survey of books on indentureship in the Caribbean.
  • Greetings from the Minister of Community Development, Culture & Gender Affairs, The Honourable Marlene Mc Donald
  • Greetings from the High Commissioner of India, Mr. Malay Mishra
  • A Question of Labour: Indentured Immigration into Trinidad and British Guiana 1875-1917 by K.O. Laurence
  • Autobiography of an Indian Indentured Labourer: Munshi Rahman Khan (1874-1972) by Jeevan Prakash. Book Review by Victor Van Bijlert
  • Benevolent Neutrality: Indian Government Policy and Labour Migration to British Guiana 1854-1884 by Basdeo Mangru
  • Bechu: ‘Bound Coolie’ Radical in British Guiana 1894 – 1901 by Clem Seecharan
  • A History of East Indian Resistance on the Guyana Sugar Estates: 1869-1948 by Basdeo Mangru
  • From Caste to Class: The Social Mobility of the Indo-Trinidadian Community, 1870-1917 by E.B. Rosabelle Seesaran
  • Centenary Celebration of the Arrival of Indians to British Guiana (1838-1938): The British Guiana East Indian Association (BGEIA) Introductory essay by Baytoram Ramharack
  • East Indians in the Caribbean: An Illustrated History by Florence Pariag
  • Immigrant #99840 and Canecutter #7074: The Story of an East Indian Family in Guyana by Lal Balkaran
  • Transients to Settlers: The Experience of Indians in Jamaica, 1845-1950 by Verene Shepherd
  • Indentured Indians by Suresh Pillai
  • The Encyclopedia of the Indian Diaspora General Editor Brij V. Lal
  • Maharani’s Misery: Narratives of a Passage from India to the Caribbean by Verene Shepherd
  • Indians in Guyana: A concise history from their arrival to the present by Basdeo Mangru
  • Indo-Caribbean Indenture: Resistance and Accommodation, 1838-1920 by Lomarsh Roopnarine
  • La Guadeloupe Et Son Indianite (The Indians of Guadeloupe) by Ernest Moutoussamy
  • Home Away From Home: 150 Years of Indian Presence in Jamaica 1845-1995 by Laxmi & Ajai Mansingh
  • A New System of Slavery: The Export of Indian Labour Overseas 1830-1920 by Hugh Tinker
  • Global Indian Diaspora: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Edited by Jagat K. Motwani, Mahin Gosine & Jyoti Barot-Motwani
  • The Settlement of Indians in Guyana 1890-1930 by Dale Bisnauth
  • India in the Caribbean Edited by David Dabydeen & Brinsley Samaroo
  • Origins and Development of Racial Ideology in Trinidad: The Black View of the East Indian by Dennison Moore
  • The Indian and Indo-Guyanese Diaspora: A British Default by Arnold R. Girdharry
  • Freedom, Festivals and Caste in Trinidad after Slavery: A Society in Transition by Neil A. Sookdeo
  • Tikasingh’s Wedding by Wilfred D. Best
  • Chalo Chinidad – Let’s Go Trinidad: A Historical Novel by Jang B. Bhagirathee
  • The Legacy of Indian Indenture: 150 Years of East Indians in Trinidad by Mahin Gosine with Dipak Malik and Kumar Mahabir
  • Rama’s Voyage – A Novel by Ron Ramdin
  • The Still Cry: Personal Accounts of East Indians in Trinidad and Tobago during Indentureship (1845-1917) by Noor Kumar Mahabir
  • The Other Middle Passage: Journal of a Voyage from Calcutta to Trinidad, 1858 by Ron Ramdin
  • Jahajin – A Novel by Peggy Mohan
  • Calcutta to Caroni: The East Indians of Trinidad. Studies edited by John La Guerre
  • India and the Shaping of the Indo-Guyanese Imagination 1890s – 1920s by Clem Seecharan
May-June 2009
11 x 8 ½ inches. Glossy pages and cover.
ISSN 1683-4143
72 pages with advertisements and articles.

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