East Indians in Trinidad: A Study of Cultural Persistence

East Indians in Trinidad: A Study of Cultural Persistence

East Indians in Trinidad: A Study of Cultural Persistence

East Indians in Trinidad: A Study of Cultural Persistence

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The field work upon which this study is based was carried out on the island of Trinidad during the period from June, 1957, to June, 1958. The work was made possible by a fellowship from the Social Science Research Council, and I wish to express my gratitude to that organization. I am also indebted to the Institute for the Study of Man in the Tropics for the financial assistance given by a fellowship under its Research and Training Program during the summer of 1957. It was in the course of a seminar conducted by Professor Charles Wagley of Columbia University and Dr. Vera Rubin of the Institute for the Study of Man in the Tropics that I first became aware of the problems inherent in the unusual ethnic composition of Trinidad. The presence within the context of a New World society of a large ethnic group whose cultural heritage derived from India offered a rare opportunity for research into problems of acculturation and cultural persistence.

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