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Mangru, Basdeo

Mangru, Basdeo
Associate Professor
History and Philosophy
Areas of Expertise:
  • Caribbean History
  • Guyanese History
  • Indian Immigration in the Caribbean

My main field of research focuses on the migration and conditions of indentured workers from the subcontinent of India to the Caribbean in the 19th and 20th century. It examines, inter alia, post-emancipation labor problems in the Caribbean, the reasons for Indian emigration overseas, the labor recruiting system, depot accommodation, conditions on the voyage, the iniquitous indenture system, labor resistance, race relations, the campaign for the abolition of indenture in India and the planters’ efforts to introduce additional Indian labor on a Colonization Scheme.

Education:
Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  University of London  History  1981 
MA  University of Guyana  History  1976 
BA  University of Guyana  History  1970 

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Mangru, Basdeo
 

Mangru, Basdeo
Associate Professor
History and Philosophy