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