Sunday, 21 March 2010

Trinidad, West Indies

This section is about TRINIDAD and the background to my "Cocoa" books. Some of the issues and information include:

- How people got from India to Trinidad in the mid 19C,
- That today they make up almost 40% of the population,
- How they struggled to make a living and endured great hardships, poverty, ill-health and injustices
- How they dreamed of escaping their difficulties,
- About how they actually fulfulled their dreams.


  1. Hi All,

    I just wondered if any of you know anyone whose ancestors went from India to the Caribbean?

    Do you know how they got there? And why they went?

    I think that there must be a lot of you out there who have some ideas around this subject, but there are a so many who had no idea that there are even any Indians in the Caribbean.

    I recently met a college history lecturer who has written thirteen historical novels, but never knew that there were Indians in the Caribbean. He was intigued, very curious and wanted to know more.

    I remember that my great grandmother said that her mother was stolen as a child, from her village, and put on ships and taken to Trinidad.

    So, I am really interested in knowing if you have any stories or info to share.

    Bye for now

  2. The Journey from India is quite an interesting one. The actually history can be found in most West Indian History books, but what cannot be found are people's own stories, their own experience passed down to their grandchildren and great grandchildren. Don't loose it. Don't be afraid of it and most of all, don't be ashamed of it.

    Let's record it. Click on the Journey from India page, top right, come back here and make a comment.

    Thanks to all who emailed me direct.