Resource List

Ro(u)ted by Our Stories is just one of the many incredible stories of the Indo-Caribbean diaspora. We have compiled a list below of some of our favorite works by Indo-Caribbean creators.

 

WEBSITES

Indo-Caribbean Alliance (ICA)'s List of Resources: The NYC-based organization, Indo-Caribbean Alliance, has a well organized and conveniently compiled list of resources on the history of Indo-Caribbeans and other New York organizations that are Indo-Caribbean-focused.

SAIL-OAR² (South Asian Indentured Laborer - Online Archive of Research & Resources): a free syllabus/archival projects with a giant list of resources and readings about the South Asian diaspora curated by Hassan Ghanny.

 

BOOKS

Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture by Gaiutra Bahadur

We Mark Your Memory: Writings from the Descendants of Indenture edited by Maria Kaladeen and David Dabydeen

Sugar, Sugar by Lainy Malkani

Arising from Bondage: A History of the Indo-Caribbean People by Ron Ramdin

Indo-Caribbean Indenture: Resistance and Accommodation, 1838-1920 by Lomarsh Roopnarine

Coolitude by Khal Torabully

 

Fiction

Cereus Blooms at Night by Shani Mootoo

Trauma. A Collection of Short Stories by Elizabeth Jaikaran

Swinging Bridge by Ramabai Espinet

 

Poetry

Everyone Knows I’m a Haunting by Shivanee Ramlochan

The Taxidermist’s Cut by Rajiv Mohabir

I Even Regret Night: Holi Songs of Demeraraby Rajiv Mohabir

 

SCHOLARLY ARTICLES

"Indo-Caribbean Feminist Thought: Genealogies, Theories, Enactments" edited by Gabrielle Jamela Hosein and Lisa Outar

"Writing Gender into History: The Negotiation of Gender Relations among Indian Men and Women in Post-Indenture Trinidad Society, 1917-47" by Patricia Mohammed

 

ONLINE ARTICLES

Multiple Hyphens: My Experience Grappling with My Indo-Guyanese-American Identity by Dharani Persaud (Brown Girl Magazine)

Remembered Last by Jess Balgobin (SPICY Zine)

“Minority” Identity Development Model For An Indo-Caribbean American in Five Stages by Rajiv Mohabir (The Offing)

 

FILMS

Doubles With Slight Peppa: a short film written and directed by Ian Harnaraine

Double Diaspora: A Portrait of Indo-Caribbeans in New York: a short documentary directed by Lissa Deonarain

 

SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS

INSTRAGRAM

@indenturedandremembered

@knowyourcaribbean

@coolie_returns