Shepherd, Verene A.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of History
Poverty, exploitation and agency among Indian settlers in Jamaica: Evidence from 20th century letters
Journal of Caribbean Studies: Asia in the Caribbean
Date of Publication
Uses letters written by Indian indentureds to portray indenture in Jamaica. Argues that the letters convey a sense of despair but also of resilience as the workers did not 'resign' themselves to poverty and marginalisation but instead sought solutions to their conditions.