Indian Arrival Day Commemorative Magazine 2017

Historical novels on indentureship in the Caribbean

Indo-Caribbean Cultural Centre (ICC) is proud to announce the publication of its latest magazine commemorating Indian Heritage Month (May 2017) in Trinidad and Tobago (Caribbean). The theme of the magazine which marks the arrival of East Indians/South Asians from India to the Caribbean during indentureship (1838-1917) is “Historical novels on indentureship in the Caribbean.”

A historical novel is a detailed story which has been set in the past. It is a blend of history and fiction which sometimes serve to popularise history itself. Historical novels belong to the literary genre of historical fiction which includes other narrative forms such as plays,
poems, songs, movies and comics.

Most people enjoy reading historical novels more than studying history books because they gain insight into the hopes, dreams, fears, failures and triumphs of characters (e.g. kings, governors, rebels, etc.). Readers also catch a rare and privileged opportunity to peep into the private lives, minds and thoughts of historical figures through their humanisation. They may also read how historical novelists challenge the “grand narratives” of conventional historiographies.

Thirteen (13) novels on indentureship are highlighted in this edition of the magazine.

Table of Contents

  • About Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Historical novels on indentureship in the Caribbean – Editorial
  • Greetings from the Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Dr the Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly
  • Greetings from the High Commissioner of India His Excellency Bishwadip Dey
  • Lutchmee and Dilloo: A Study of West Indian Life by Edward Jenkins (1877)
  • Those That Be in Bondage by ARF Webber (1917)
  • The Jumbie Bird by Ismith Khan (1961)
  • The Dispossessed by Clem Maharaj (1992)
  • The Promise by Sharlow Mohammed (1995)
  • The Counting House by David Dabydeen (1996)
  • Rama’s Voyage by Ron Ramdin (2004)
  • Jahajin by Peggy Mohan (2008)
  • Chalo Chinidad by Jang Bhagirathee (2009)
  • Weaving Water by Ryhaan Shah (2013)
  • Sugar’s Sweet Allure by Khalil Rahman Ali (2013)
  • Sangam: The Jhansi Legacy Legacy by Balkrishna Naipaul
  • A Dip at the Sangam by Reuben Lachmansingh (2014).
May-June 2017
11 x 8 ½ inches. Glossy pages and cover.
ISSN 1683-4143
40 pages with advertisements and articles.

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