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Suriname
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Surinamese Hinduism is the outcome of immigrant adaptation in the Caribbean. Plantation colonies in this part of the world were exploited with slave labor. After the abolition of slavery in the 19th century (in the case of Suriname, this was relatively late, in 1863), most plantation colonies in the Caribbean imported indentured labor from British India eith…

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Gowricharn and Albertina Nugteren, Ruben, “Suriname”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 22 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_BEH_COM_9000000214>
First published online: 2018



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