Trinidad and Tobago
(3,799 words)

Indian indentured workers started to arrive in Trinidad in 1845. The cultural situation that they met there was complex. Grand Spanish churches were to be found here and there. French planters waited to add workers to the plantations that they already ran with laborers whose ancestors had been slaves from West Africa. And British government officials at every level were settling in to work and perhaps stay permanently in this comfortable multiracial society. 

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Paul Younger, “Trinidad and Tobago”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 27 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000216>
First published online: 2012



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