The Journal of Caribbean History: Volume 49, Issue 1

Article 3
Historiography of Indians in the Caribbean

Sherry-Ann Singh


This paper attempts to document and analyse the nature and impact of the extensive and extremely multifaceted body of writing on Indians in the Caribbean which emerged from as early as the mid-nineteenth century. It aims to explore the various loosely categorized stages and phases in the emergence and development of this historiography. It will also seek to examine, not just the body of work itself, but how transformations in perspective, orientation and form in the historiography were, simultaneously, born of and reflected larger social transformations. Finally, the paper will also engage several of the main emergent themes and issues.