The Sharlow Book Collection

on 22/07/2017

 

 

 

The collection comprises of 18 publications written and donated by Trinidadian born author Sharlow Mohammed. His work is based on the historical narrative of the First Nation's People, Africans, and East Indians in Trinidad. Click here to view list of titles.

The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago Celebrates 11 Years

on 08/05/2017

The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago celebrated their 11th Anniversary on Sunday 7th May 2017 with a workshop showcasing some of our East Indian Traditions. This workshop was facilitated by Mr Dilip Denesh Maharaj. See below for photo highlights from the workshop.

 

Making Butter

 

The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad & Tobago Celebrates Ten (10) Years

on 12/04/2017

 

The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad & Tobago celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday 7th May 2016 with a dinner and an awards ceremony held at the Lakshmi Girls' Hindu College Auditorium in St. Augustine.

The guests, who were donors of artifacts and other material objects of East Indian ancestry were recognized for their contributions by being presented with certificates and tokens of appreciation by the management of the institution. The opportunity was also taken to honour and recognize the founder of the museum, Mr. Satnarayan Maharaj for his astute leadership as well as his sterling contribution in the field of religion, education, politics and other spheres of national development.

At the function, greetings were delivered by H.E. Shri Gauri Shankar Gupta, High Commissioner of India. Dr. Kumar Mahabir,  Vice-Chairman of the Indian Caribbean Museum gave a brief over-view of the museum whilst Saisbhan Jokhan, Curator of the museum presented a report on his stewardship since inception.

Our treasured guests were treated to a sumptuous dinner and entertained in music, songs and dances by top local Indian artistes namely Ghansham Ramsaroop and group, Bharath Singh - Flute Player, the Nritya Aradhana School of Dance as well as the Vishnu Boys Hindu College Tassa group.

The museum also held other in-house activities during the month of May 2016 to commemorate its 10th anniversary. These included free demonstrations in various East Indian art forms such as dhoti, pagri and saree tying as well as  pottery painting and rangoli and mehindi designs. Over one hundred individuals participated in these workshops which were spearheaded by Denesh Dilip Maharaj, Art Teacher at the Vishnu Boys Hindu College.

Another project that was initiated to observe the museum's 10th anniversary was an Art competition among secondary schools in Trinidad.  This project is in-train.

The management expressed their heartfelt thanks to all donors and sponsors of the institution over the past ten years.

 

 

The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago 3-Year Annual Review 2009 to 2012

on 27/03/2017

Reports

on 27/03/2017

The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago 3-Year Annual Review 2009 to 2012

 

The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago celebrates its 10th Anniversary

on 02/05/2016

The Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary on the 7th May 2016. As such the museum will be embarking on a month of activities to celebrate, see below for details.

 

 

Dilip Denesh Maharaj

on 03/03/2016

Calling All Donors!

on 02/03/2016

Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago

Waterloo Road, Carapichaima

NOTICE

The Indian Caribbean Museum is currently updating its records

and is kindly requesting that all persons who have donated

artifacts/documents to please contact

the Curator at 868-673-7007 or

email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday to Sunday - 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

 by 04 March, 2016.

 

Sincerely,

The Curator

Legacy of our East Indian Ancestors, Names of Places in Trinidad of East Indian Origin

on 29/04/2015

Saisbhan Jokhan
Curator of the Indian Caribbean Museum of Trinidad and Tobago

The influences of the Indian Immigrant are not only in the type of foods they introduced into the colonies or the type of clothing they wore. They go beyond food, clothing, language, religion and cultural art forms and include the names of places which are similar to those in India.


It may be interesting to note that at one point in time the present day town of St. James was referred to as 'coolie' town since there was a thriving sugar-cane plantation in that area, and many immigrants from India lived there after indentureship was terminated in 1917. Some of the streets in the heart of the town can bear testimony to this Indian influence as is evidenced by the names of some of the prominent streets such as Banares Street, Agra Street, Bombay Street and Lucknow Street to name a few.

Research Papers

on 30/01/2015

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