Bala Joban: The First Indian Movie in Trinidad

“Indian cinema has been much more than entertainment to the Indian Agricultural workers who settled in Trinidad, Guyana and Suriname following indentureship and succeeding generations. It remains a critical link with India and a strong influence in cultural and religious retention. Primnath Gooptar’s meticulous and original research on Bala Joban, the first Indian movie in Trinidad and the saga of Ranjit Kumar who partnered with others to screen the film here has all the ingredients of a Bollywood movie itself. Great Historical work Dr Gooptar.” Dr. Hansley Hanoomansingh.