Participant Info

First Name
Maria del Pilar
Last Name
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Website URL
Indenture, Colonialism, British Empire, Caribbean Studies, Indian-Caribbean Literature, Indenture to Windrush
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Personal Info

About Me

MARIA DEL PILAR KALADEEN I am an Associate Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies specialising in the system of Indian indenture in Guyana (1838-1917).  My monograph on colonial writing about indentured Indians in Guyana is forthcoming with Liverpool University Press. I recently co-edited the first international anthology on indenture in the British Empire.

I have a personal and scholarly interest in the experiences of descendants of indentured labourers who were also part of the Windrush generation of migrants to the UK from 1948-1971

Recent Publications

Memory, Migration and (De)colonisation in the Caribbean and Beyond University of London Press (London:2020)

I contributed the chapter ‘Invisible Passengers’ to the anthology Mother Country: Real Stories of the Windrush Children  published by Headline (London: 2018)

We Mark Your Memory: Writing from the Descendants of Indenture

SAS Publications (London:2018)

‘Windrushed’ in Wasafiri  Volume 94, 2018


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Guyana 1838-1917
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Migration & Immigration