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By Sherry-Ann Singh

ISBN-10: 9766373612

ISBN-13: 9789766373610

Hinduism is the second one greatest socio-religious denomination in Trinidad and Tobago, but a lot of the basic dimensions of Trinidad Hinduism stay undocumented and a digital enigma for many of the non-Hindu inhabitants. within the Ramayana culture and Socio-Religious switch in Trinidad, 1917−1990, Sherry-Ann Singh, demystifies Hindu suggestion and perform in Trinidad and charts the evolution of an important part of the Indian diaspora.

Using the Ramayana, one of many nice epics of India, and the most well-liked Hindu spiritual textual content in Trinidad, Singh deconstructs the most important misconceptions surrounding Trinidad Hinduism. instead of studying Hinduism in Trinidad as a secondary measurement of the Indian event, Singh employs an insider’s view to unmask the socio-religious transformation of the Hindu group. the result's a pioneering exposition of the scale of the Ramayana culture in Trinidad and a charting of the adventure of the Hindu group from the ground of the socio-economic ladder in 1917 on the finish of Indian indentured immigration to 1 that was once basically built-in into the social, political and fiscal lifetime of Trinidad via 1990.

Sherry-Ann Singh is a Lecturer within the division of historical past, college of the West Indies, St Augustine; specialising within the social, non secular, and cultural transformation between Indians in Trinidad and within the Indian Diaspora; on Hinduism and the Ramayana culture within the Indian Diaspora; and at the Indian indenture.

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