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Conflict and collaboration : tradition and modernizing Indo-Trinidadian elites (1917-56)

Author(s): Kelvin Singh

Journal: New West Indian Guide
ISSN 1382-2373

Volume: 70;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 229;
Date: 1996;
Original page

Keywords: Trinidad and Tobago | British Indians | Ethnic History

History of the competition in the Indo-'Trinidadian community between the modern-'izing élite and the traditional élite. The first aspired to adapt the Indians to the political and cultural environment of a predominantly creole/Western society. The second wanted to preserve the existing culture and religion. Since the mid-1950s the traditional élite has achieved ascendancy at the mass level of Indo-Trinidadian community organization.
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