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This is the first book in the Caribbean which provides information on 236 successful Indian women. The 218 annotated references are accompanied by 130 carefully chosen photographs, some of which are in colour.
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Dr Kumar Mahabir received his BA and M.Phil. degrees in English from The University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. He did his Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Florida. As a doctoral student, he won a Florida Caribbean Institute Award, an A. Curtis Wilgus Fellowship, and an Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowship. He is the author of six books including two (2) national bestsellers: (1) Caribbean East Indian Recipes and, (2) Medicinal and Edible Plants used by East Indians of Trinidad and Tobago. He has also published several articles in scholarly journals including the New West Indian Guide, Caribbean Studies, Florida Journal of Anthropology, and the Toronto South Asian Review.
He is the President, of the Association of Caribbean Anthropologists (ACA), Dr Mahabir lectures at COSTAATT (Community College), and the University of the West Indies (UWI). He is the CEO of the company, Chakra Publishing House. For several years, he has been involved in research on Indian Culture in the Caribbean. He did research on Indians in Trinidad, Guyana, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent and Grenada.Review:
... the book is the outcome of intensive rummaging through local national archives, private libraries, and newspaper offices. -- Krisendaye Rampersad, Trinidad Guardian, July 20, 1992
Mahabir ... has published the first book in the Caribbean on the interesting, though neglected, subject of Indian women. -- Angela Pidduck, Express, August 6, 1992
The information is certainly interesting; and certainly it is well classified... -- Professor Frank Birbalsingh, Indo-Caribbean World, January 6, 1993
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