QNYC Event Highlight: Indians in the Caribbean

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Image Source: The Rajkumari Cultural Center

Caribbean East Indians trace their heritage to the Southeast Asian Subcontinent, which includes India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Their forefathers — mostly Hindus, Muslims and Christians — started arriving in the Caribbean and South America in the mid-1840s, often as indentured laborers. Currently, Caribbean East Indians are major ethnic groups in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Suriname. In recent generations, some have settled in New York City, especially the Richmond Hill area. Until March 13, the Rajkumari Cultural Center will host a photo exhibit depicting the arts, culture, history, scholarship, commerce, politics and nation building of the this community.

Indians in the Caribbean: A Photographic Exhibition
The Rajkumari Cultural Center
125-01 101st Avenue, Richmond Hill
Tuesdays to Sundays, Until March 13
5 pm – 8 pm | Free