The Journal of Caribbean History: Volume 41, Issue 1 and 2

Article 7
East Indians and Politics in Grenada, 1960–2003

Ron Sookram


One of the most significant developments in Grenada’s political history occurred in 1951 when fundamental constitutional reforms were implemented. These reforms allowed all citizens of Grenada to participate in the political process. It is in this context that the East Indian community of Grenada became highly involved in the island’s political system. From the 1960s politicians of Indian descent have not only participated in every general election but have also been members of government. This article examines the involvement of Indians in Grenada’s politics from 1960 to 2003.