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.




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.




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

Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora by Grace Aneiza Ali

Antiman: A Hybrid Memoir by Rajiv Mohabir



Cereus Blooms at Night by Shani Mootoo

Trauma. A Collection of Short Stories by Elizabeth Jaikaran

Swinging Bridge by Ramabai Espinet



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




"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

"Stories the Mangroves Hold: Reflections on Indo-Caribbean Feminist Community Archiving" by the Ro(u)ted by Our Stories Collective




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)




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