Suriname
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Surinamese Hinduism is the outcome of immigrant adaptation in the Caribbean. Plantation colonies in this part of the world were exploited with slave labor. After the abolition of slavery in the 19th century (in the case of Suriname, this was relatively late, in 1863), most plantation colonies in the Caribbean imported indentured labor from British India eith…

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Ruben Gowricharn and Albertina Nugteren, “Suriname”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 22 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000214>
First published online: 2012



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