Maharani's Misery

Narratives of a Passage from India to the Caribbean
Author: Verene Shepherd
Publisher: University of West Indies Press
ISBN: 9789766401214
Category: History
Page: 177
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Following the abolition of slavery in the Caribbean, a concerted effort was made to replace enslaved labour with indentured Indian labour. This is the story of one Indian woman's tragic experience in trying to immigrate to the Caribbean in the 19th century.

Nach der Sklaverei. 2. überarbeitete Auflage

Martinique und Kuba im Vergleich
Author: Ulrike Schmieder
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643123566
Category: Antislavery movements
Page: 443
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Family Love in the Diaspora

Migration and the Anglo-Caribbean Experience
Author: Mary Chamberlain
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 1412809096
Category: Social Science
Page: 260
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Colonial social policy in the British West Indies from the nineteenth century onward assumed that black families lacked morals, structure, and men, a void that explained poverty and lack of citizenship. African-Caribbean families appeared as the mirror opposite of the "ideal" family advocated by the white, colonial authorities. Yet contrary to this image, what provided continuity in the period and contributed to survival was in fact the strength of family connections, their inclusivity and support. This study is based on 150 life story narratives across three generations of forty-five families who originated in the former British West Indies. The author focuses on the particular axes of Caribbean peoples from the former British colonies of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados, and Great Britain. Divided into four parts, the chapters within each present an oral history of migrant African-Caribbean families, demonstrating the varieties, organization, and dynamics of family through their memories and narratives. It traces the evolution of Caribbean life; argues how the family can be seen as the tool that helps transmit and transform historical mentalities; examines the dynamics of family life; and makes comparisons with Indo-Caribbean families. Above all, this is a story of families that evolved, against the odds of slavery and poverty, to form a distinct Creole form, through which much of the social history of the English-speaking Caribbean is refracted. Family Love in the Diaspora offers an important new perspective on African-Caribbean families, their history, and the problems they face, for now and the future. It offers a long overdue historical dimension to the debates on Caribbean families. Mary Chamberlain is professor of modern social history at Oxford Brookes University, in the United Kingdom. She is co-editor of the Transaction Memory and Narrative series, which now has nineteen volumes in print.

Twentieth-Century Caribbean Literature

Critical Moments in Anglophone Literary History
Author: Alison Donnell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134505868
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 288
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This bold study traces the processes by which a ‘history’ and canon of Caribbean literature and criticism have been constructed. It offers a supplement to that history by presenting new writers, texts and critical moments that help to reconfigure the Caribbean tradition. Focusing on Anglophone or Anglocreole writings from across the twentieth century, Alison Donnell asks what it is that we read when we approach ‘Caribbean Literature’, how it is that we read it and what critical, ideological and historical pressures may have influenced our choices and approaches. In particular, the book: * addresses the exclusions that have resulted from the construction of a Caribbean canon * rethinks the dominant paradigms of Caribbean literary criticism, which have brought issues of anti-colonialism and nationalism, migration and diaspora, ‘double-colonised’ women, and the marginalization of sexuality and homosexuality to the foreground * seeks to put new issues and writings into critical circulation by exploring lesser-known authors and texts, including Indian Caribbean women’s writings and Caribbean queer writings. Identifying alternative critical approaches and critical moments, Twentieth-Century Caribbean Literature allows us to re-examine the way in which we read not only Caribbean writings, but also the literary history and criticism that surround them.

Beyond Being Koelies and Kantráki

Constructing Hindostani Identities in Suriname in the Era of Indenture, 1873-1921
Author: Margriet Fokken
Publisher: Uitgeverij Verloren
ISBN: 9087047215
Category: East Indians
Page: 384
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This book traces the self-positioning of Hindostani people in the face of British and Dutch colonial practices. Originally from India and shipped to the Dutch colony of Suriname after the abolition of slavery, the Hindostani served as contract labourers to keep the plantation system afloat from 1873. Central to the book is the perspective of the Hindostani themselves. We travel alongside the Hindostani from the moment they were recruited and their movement through the depots awaiting shipment, their travel experiences, their arrival in Suriname, relocation to plantations, and their dispersal following the end of their contracts, either as city workers, or farmers. All along, the book poses the question of identification: how did Hindostani make sense of themselves, their fellow Hindostani, and Surinamese society? Stereotyped images make way for insight in lived experience of lower and higher caste, Hindus and Muslims, men and women.

New Books on Women and Feminism


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Feminism
Page: N.A
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Jamaica Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Jamaica
Page: N.A
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Thinking Territory

Some Reflections
Author: Forum on Contemporary Theory (Baroda, India). Annual Conference
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Communities
Page: 268
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Papers presented at the 10th Annual Conference of the Forum on Contemporary Theory, held at Taleigao Plateau during 17-20 December 2007.

Beyond Fragmentation

Perspectives on Caribbean History
Author: Juanita De Barros,Audra Diptee,David Vincent Trotman
Publisher: Markus Wiener Pub
ISBN: 9781558763579
Category: History
Page: 299
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This is the first reader that goes beyond the fragmentation between Spanish, British, Dutch, and French Caribbean history to explain slavery, emancipation, colonization and decolonization in the region. The contributors to this pan-Caribbean approach are leading scholars in the field, including Franklin Knight and Luis Martinez-Fernandez.David Trotman, York University, is the author of Crime in Trinidad and other titles. Juanita de Barros, Western Michigan University, is the author of Order and Place in a Colonial Society.

Inside Indenture

A South African Story, 1860-1914
Author: Ashwin Desai,Goolam H. M. Vahed
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Indentured servants
Page: 472
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Gender and slave emancipation in the Atlantic world


Author: Pamela Scully,Diana Paton
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 376
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A comparative perspective on the way ideas of gender relations and identities shaped the struggle over resources, cultural practices, and political rights that followed the end of slavery in the Atlantic world.

Indo-Caribbean Indenture

Resistance and Accommodation, 1838-1920
Author: Lomarsh Roopnarine
Publisher: University of West Indies Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 176
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Indo-Caribbean Indenture investigates the relatively little-studied but growing field of the experiences of East Indians in the Caribbean from their arrival in 1838 to the end of indentureship in 1920. It places the indenture period into a larger socio-economic framework of imperialism, the post-slavery attempt to solve the labour shortage and the gender-relations which overarched the whole transaction in human bodies. By utilizing a new analytical perspective offered by current writers on the subject of the subaltern, the work departs from the usual historical approach and offers a fresh interpretation. The work will be of particular interest to historians, sociologists and social scientists who focus on the Caribbean, migration, ethnicity, gender studies, peasant resistance, labour history and cultural continuity and change.

Departmental Reports

Mona
Author: University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Indian Emigration


Author: Ghan Shyam Arora
Publisher: South Asia Books
ISBN: 9788190011259
Category: Social Science
Page: 292
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Auf der Suche nach Indien

Roman
Author: Edward M. Forster,Wolfgang von Einsiedel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596183180
Category:
Page: 391
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Women Plantation Workers

International Experiences
Author: Shobita Jain,Shobhita Jain,Rhoda Reddock
Publisher: Berg Publishers
ISBN: 9781859739778
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 186
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This pioneering collection of essays brings together a description and analysis of women workers and the socio-economic systems of plantations world-wide. The plantation remains a formidable force in many areas of the world and new trends towards tree farming call for further examination of its agriculture. Women have, in the past, constituted a considerable precentage of the work force in this milieu, and continue to do so.Using specific case studies of historical and contemporary plantations, an account is given of the history of female labour, focusing on the colonial and post-colonial eras. The essays examine reasons for women's degraded status and emphasize, in particular, issues relating to migrant workers.The gradual move away from traditional family roles is, to some extent, reflected in variations in the position of the female plantation worker. However, where inequalities in class and status continue to characterize plantation life, capitalist and patriarchal control prevails.Both chilling and bracing, the sufferings of plantation labourers may seem remote to most of us, but they are still very much part of the contemporary world. Providing a close insight into the lives of the female protagonists, these essays have given an opportunity for their stories to be heard.

Der rauchblaue Fluss


Author: Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641096634
Category: Fiction
Page: 720
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Ein monumentaler Roman über Ruhm und Leid in einer frühen Ära der Globalisierung Kanton 1838. Über den sagenumwobenen Perlfluss gelangen Glückssucher und Abenteurer aus aller Welt in die chinesische Hafenstadt: Für den jungen Maler Robin Chinnery ist die pulsierende Metropole der ideale Zufluchtsort, um den Heiratsplänen, die seine Mutter für ihn hat, zu entkommen. Der britische Botaniker Fitcher Penrose ist in Begleitung seiner jungen Assistentin Paulette unterwegs nach Kanton, um dort nach einer geheimnisvollen Kamelienart zu suchen, der wahre Zauberkräfte zugesprochen werden. Und der indische Kaufmann Bahram Modi erhofft sich mit der größten Ladung Opium, die er je von Kalkutta nach Kanton transportiert hat, das Geschäft seines Lebens. Es sieht so aus, als würden die Dinge gut für ihn anlaufen, denn man beruft ihn in die Kantoner Handelskammer. Doch dann beginnen die autoritätseinflößenden Mandarine den ausländischen Kaufleuten auf den Leib zu rücken, denn der chinesische Kaiser will den Handel mit Opium verbieten. Und plötzlich stehen alle Zeichen auf Krieg ... Ein schillerndes Epos, ein entlarvender Blick auf die Ursprünge unseres Wirtschaftssystems und eine Verbeugung vor der chinesischen Kulturgeschichte, betörend und spannend zugleich.

Die Maharani

Roman
Author: Gita Mehta
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518459591
Category:
Page: 593
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Der weiße Tiger

Roman
Author: Aravind Adiga
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 3406622542
Category: Fiction
Page: 319
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Balram Halwai ist ein ungewöhnlicher Ich-Erzähler: Diener, Philosoph, Unternehmer, Mörder. In diesem Roman erzählt er uns die schreckliche und zugleich faszinierende Geschichte seines Erfolges. Balram – der «weiße Tiger» – kommt aus einem Dorf im Herzen Indiens. Er sieht, wie seinesgleichen, die Diener, aber auch ihre reichen Herren mit ihrer Jagd nach Alkohol, Geld und Mädchen und Macht den Großen Hühnerkäfig der indischen Gesellschaft in Gang halten. Amoralisch und respektlos, anrührend und absolut zeitnah – «Der weiße Tiger» ist ein aufregendes, provozierendes Debüt, ein Roman, der weltweit Aufsehen erregt.

Der Zug nach Pakistan

Roman
Author: Khushwant Singh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783458174004
Category:
Page: 234
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Ein Zug hält im Dorf Mano Majra an der Grenze zwischen Indien und Pakistan. Jetzt ist das Grauen bis ins Dorf gekommen. Der Zug ist voll mit ermordeten Sikhs. Jetzt zählt auch hier nur noch, wer welcher Religion angehört.