Mangru, Basdeo

Curriculum Vitae
Mangru, Basdeo

Mangru, Basdeo

Associate Professor
History and Philosophy

Office Location: AC-3D07


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

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.

Areas of Expertise

Caribbean History
Guyanese History
Indian Immigration in the Caribbean

Books in Field Of Expertise

Basdeo Mangru. Benevolent Neutrality. Indian Government Policy and Labour Migration to British Guiana, 1854-1884. London: , 1987. .

Basdeo Mangru. Indenture and Abolition. Sacrifice and Survival on the Guyanese sugar plantations. Toronto: , 1993. .

Basdeo Mangru (Co-Editor). The East Indian Diaspora. New York: , 1993. .

Basdeo Mangru. A History of East Indian Resistance on the Guyana sugar estates, 1869-1948. New York: , 1996. .

Basdeo Mangru. Indians in Guyana. A Concise History from their arrival to the present. Chicago: , 1999. .

Basdeo Mangru. The Elusive El Dorado. Essays on the Indian Experience in Guyana. Maryland: , 2005. .

Basdeo Mangru (Editor), C.F Andrews. , C.F Andrews, Impressions of British Guiana, 1930. Chicago: , 2007. .

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Rockefeller Residency Fellowship in the Humanities: 1990-1991.

Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship: 1978.