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
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.