The History Project

The seemingly peaceful and remote region has been for the Indian diaspora that was unsuspectingly introduced on it in the middle of the 19th century, the unlikely scene of immense suffering
The origins of the present day Indian diaspora lay in the variety of interactions between the long British Raj and India
In 1917, when the system of indentured labor was officially terminated, the Indian migrants in Trinidad and Tobago already owned more than one fifth of all the cultivated land in Trinidad
The Indian American community is recognized as one of the influential ethnic communities in the United States and is often referred to as model minority
It must be noted that all persons of Indian origin in the Caribbean are known as "East Indians"
This country is today the home of over a hundred and fifty thousand PIOs, thus constituting the single largest ethnic group in a country
Different views have been expressed about the causes of Indian migration to South East Asia. There is a considerable merit in the view that the primary motive for migration was economic
The movement of Indian immigrants to West Europe is largely a phenomenon of 20th century, although such migrations may go back to several centuries BC
Various parts of the vast African continent have played host to Indian settlers in modern times for almost a hundred and fifty years
Indians in North America have emerged as the single largest as well as fastest growing component of the Indian diaspora