In commemoration of Indian Heritage Month, celebrated during this month of May, the National Library and Information System Authority’s (Nalis), Heritage Library will be featuring segments on its Facebook page highlighting the various aspects of East Indian history and culture here in T&T.
Each week during the month of May, different aspects of East Indian heritage will be presented. The first introductory segment will feature information and videos on the arrival of the first East Indians to Trinidad and the importance of Nelson Island as a processing point for these labourers en route to the estates.
The second week will feature the contributions the East Indians made to the rich cuisine of our nation, whereby popular foods, such as roti, curry and doubles, which are highly sought after by both locals and foreigners alike the world over.
The third week will focus on the rich cultural contributions the East Indians made to the nation in the form of dance, music and clothing.
The fourth and final week will culminate with information and video content highlighting the religions and religious festivals brought to Trinidad by the East Indians as well as the lives of some notable persons of East Indian descent and their contributions to the history and development of the nation.
Through this initiative, citizens can still access the same credible and educational content they have come to rely on from Nalis’ libraries and the Heritage Library in particular which is known for providing reference and research materials on and about T&T and the wider Caribbean, from the comfort of their homes. Persons can visit Nalis’ Heritage
Library’s Facebook page throughout the month of May to learn about the rich and vibrant heritage of the East Indian presence here in T&T.