Gender Negotiations among Indians in Trinidad 1917–1947

  • Patricia Mohammed

Part of the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague book series (ISSTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Patricia Mohammed
    Pages 1-16
  3. Patricia Mohammed
    Pages 92-133
  4. Patricia Mohammed
    Pages 175-214
  5. Patricia Mohammed
    Pages 215-261
  6. Patricia Mohammed
    Pages 262-269
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 270-319

About this book


This book is about the struggles of female and male descendants of Indian indentured migrants in Trinidad in the first half of the twentieth century, each desiring to preserve some aspects of the gender system brought from India between 1845 and 1917, which were important to their continued definition of ethnic identity and community in Trinidad. At the same time the situation of migration allows for challenges to the caste system of Hinduism and, for women and some men, new opportunities to confront the more restricting aspect of Indian patriarchy which followed them across the seas from India.


gender migration women

Authors and affiliations

  • Patricia Mohammed
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Gender and Development StudiesUniversity of the West IndiesJamaica

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