Post-Colonial Trinidad

An Ethnographic Journal

  • Authors
  • Colin Clarke
  • Gillian Clarke

Part of the Studies of the Americas book series (STAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Colin Clarke
    Pages 1-20
  3. Colin Clarke, Gillian Clarke
    Pages 21-41
  4. Colin Clarke, Gillian Clarke
    Pages 43-148
  5. Colin Clarke, Gillian Clarke
    Pages 149-231
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 233-246

About this book


Clarke and Clarke have created a journal that provides an ethnographic record of the East Indians and Creoles of San Fernando - and the entire sugar belt south of the town known as Naparima. They record socio-political relations during the second year of Trinidad s independence (1964), and provide first-hand evidence for the workings of a complex, plural society in which race, religion, and politics had become, and have remained, deeply intertwined. Entries occur whenever there is evidence of social scientific importance to the project, and these range from descriptions of weddings and pujas (prayer ceremonies devoted to a Hindu deity) to interviews with religious leaders, politicians and members of the south Trinidad elite.


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