Such is the beginning of Our Heritage, the ﬁrst history book picked up by the black or Indian children, who together make up 95 per cent of the population of the islands. In Trinidad and Tobago their parents dispute the power and money in the two islands: the blacks control political power, the press and television, and the economic infrastructure dominated by the State – in particular oil; the Indians (Asiatic) have gradually become masters of the market economy and also the landowners. Two proletariats, black or Indian, live separately, dependent on the leadership of their own communities. The Indian community is more homogenous, as though transplanted whole from the east, and it forms a huge cultural enclave. Its members, having gained economic power, would like to gain a more consistent position in political terms.