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Ranjit Kumar papers,

Identifier: SC125

Scope and Contents

The collection contains ephemera, newspaper clippings and documents which highlight the public life of Ranjit Kumar.


  • Creation: 1936-1950

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

There are no access restrictions for this collection. Copying is subject to the Library's guidelines.

Biographical / Historical

Ranjit Kumar was born in India on August 6, 1911 (or 1912). He graduated from the Imperial College of Science and Technology with a degree in Engineering. He migrated to Trinidad and Tobago in 1935 and brought with him the film Bala Joban, the first Indian film to be shown in Trinidad. He was the engineer responsible for the construction of Wrightson Road in Port of Spain. He entered politics in Trinidad in 1940 and served on the Port of Spain City Council and the Legislative Council. Source: Brereton, Bridget and Gooptar, Primnath. Ranjit Kumar: Bridging the east and the west (1912-1982) s.l. s.n. 2013.


1 Linear Feet (1 box.)

Language of Materials



Arranged by subject, including: Politics, Trinidad and Tobago Legislative Council, West Indies Federation, Hindu Mahasabha of Trinidad, Butlerism, and Theatre.

Ownership and Custodial History

Mr. Ranjit Kumar gave the collection to Professor Brinsley Samaroo, who with the family's agreement, donated it to The Alma Jordan Library.,

Immediate Source of Acquisiton

Professor Brinsley Samaroo and the Kumar family,Gift,2013

Ranjit Kumar papers, 1936-1950
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Repository Details

Part of the The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies Repository

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Trinidad and Tobago
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