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Of carnivals and controversy: How the 19th-century flow of indentured workers shapes the Caribbean

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The flow of indentured workers ended 100 years ago. It still shapes the region in surprising ways

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Favouring curry

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Ethnicity in the Caribbean

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Of carnivals and controversy

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WHEN Anthony Carmona, the president of Trinidad and Tobago, showed up in a Carnival parade last month wearing a head cloth, white shorts and beads like those worn by Hindu pandits, he was not expecting trouble. Nothing seems more Trinidadian than a mixed-race president joining a festival that has African and European roots. But some Hindus were outraged. “[O]ur dress code has never been associated with this foolish and self-degrading season,” …