Today celebrates the first ship of 261 Indians…

Today celebrates the first ship of 261 Indians who arrived in Jamaica under the forced and oppressive indentured labor system operated by British. With their values and customs, abilities and principles, Indians, in particular Hindus, have made plenty contributions to the island of Jamaica, as their fellows did in other places.
The social acceptance of Indian Culture in Rastafari raises points and counterpoints. If socialization is the process by which society achieves cultural continuity and perpetuates itself, then it is counterproductive to exclude elements of Hinduism from the framework that is imparted to Rastafari posterity.
The historical documentation is significant enough that it would have been a grave misgiving not to show this relationship in film.
173 years of contributions from East Indies to West Indies – Give thanks. #india #indian #hinduism #jamaica #caribbean #history # contributions #rasta #rastafari #culture #memory #cannabis #indianfood #indianspirit #religion #movement #documentary #women #production #givethanks #irie #love #dreads #dreadlocks #celebrationtime #indenturedservant #may10 #film