By Aisha Khan
Khan combines ethnographic examine she carried out in Trinidad over the process a decade with large archival examine to discover how Hindu and Muslim Indo-Trinidadians interpret authority, generational tensions, and the changes of Indian tradition within the Caribbean via metaphors of combining. She demonstrates how ambivalence concerning the desirability of a callaloo nation—a multicultural society—is show up round practices and concerns, together with rituals, hard work, intermarriage, and sophistication mobility. Khan continues that metaphors of combining are pervasive and value taking note of: the assumptions and matters they impart are key to unraveling who Indo-Trinidadians think themselves to be and the way identities akin to race and faith form and are formed by way of the politics of multiculturalism.
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