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The Indian CaribbeanMigration and Identity in the Diaspora$
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Lomarsh Roopnarine

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781496814388

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496814388.001.0001

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Indian Migration within the Caribbean

Indian Migration within the Caribbean

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(p.71) Chapter Four Indian Migration within the Caribbean
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The Indian Caribbean
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Lomarsh Roopnarine

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496814388.003.0050

This chapter analyzes the migration of Indians from their rural plantation base to urban areas and from these areas to other Caribbean countries. This movement has much to do with opportunities in urban areas and some destinations in the Caribbean, as well as the aspirations and motivations of Indians themselves to migrate. In these new places, Indians competed for scarce resources, and as a consequence, they faced bouts of stigmatization and discrimination. Nevertheless, Indian migration to these places continues into today because these places have proven to be a safety valve for Indians in terms of job opportunities and better medical and social services. However, Indian migratory behavior represents agents of a brain exchange rather than a brain drain as they continue to develop their host societies and their departed homeland through services, remittances, and other means.

Keywords:   Indian migration, rural plantation, urban areas, Caribbean countries, stigmatization, discrimination, Indian migratory behavior, job opportunities, Indians

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