Pink Pigeon Press
PINK PIGEON PRESS specializes in the publication of books about the history and culture of Mauritius, Reunion and Rodrigues, the islands which form the Mascarene group in the southwest Indian Ocean.
Our publishing organization is named for the Pink Pigeon, (Columba mayeri), a very rare species endemic to the island of Mauritius.
The history of the Chagos archipelago, the Seychelles, Comores, and Madagascar are closely connected to that of the Mascarenes and are also covered in our work.
Themes of interest include slavery and migration, with emphasis on the Indian and African diasporas.
Our books are designed to be useful research tools for students and academic researchers as well as offering non-specialists an opportunity to discover more about these islands.
Pink Pigeon Press is based in London in the United Kingdom.
We work closely with CRIOS, the Centre for Research on Indian Ocean Societies, a research NGO registered in Mauritius, and are currently establishing relationships with a number of other not-for-profit organizations.
We also have formed a partnership to pubish a cultural legacy series of books with The Hassam Toorawa Trust.
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Cayman Sites and Insights - An Eco-Heritage Guide to the Cayman Islands
This informative, well-illustrated guide by a well known historian and travel writer, covers the geology, history and culture of the Cayman islands and people. Cayman Sites and Insights also provides tips about the best places to visit for travellers interested in eco and heritage sites.
The Art and History of Glassblowing
Glass is a unique substance.
Neither liquid nor solid,
it is created, through heat,
from the fusion of raw materials.
Discovered by accident 5,000 years ago,
glass has ever since captured our imagination.
This book provides a tour around
the intriguing history of glass, its uses,
and the legends which surround it,
and gives an insight into
the art and tools of the glass blower
Pirates of Cayman
Pirates of Cayman by Marina Carter is the only book available about piracy and privateering in the Cayman Islands.
Some of history’s most famous mariners visited these islands.
Among these were Sir Francis Drake, Sir Henry Morgan and the pirate/naturalist William Dampier.
European seafarers turned the Cayman Islands into an important pirate and privateering base in the Caribbean
Women and Indenture: Experiences of Indian Labour Migrants
Women and Indenture offers a unique insight into the experiences of Indian women migrants under the indenture system which operated from the 1840s until the early 20th century.
The largest recipient of Indian indentured migrants was Mauritius, where a majority of the population are today descended from these labourers.
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