Divali festival souvenir magazine 2000

A New Dawn for Hindus

The Indo-Caribbean Cultural Council (ICC) wishes to announce the publication and sale of its souvenir magazine – Divali November 2000 in Trinidad and Tobago.

Hindus comprise the second largest religious group in Trinidad and Tobago after Roman Catholics. Most Indians are Hindus, and Indians form just over half of the population (1.3 million) of the tiny Caribbean island. For thousands of Hindus in Trinidad and Tobago, Divali – The Festival of Lights – is a sacred day. On this public holiday, other nationals join in the celebration, lighting deyas [earthen lamps] and visiting Hindu friends who welcome them warmly into their homes.


  • A time for reflection [editorial]
  • 2000 Divali Message by Prime Minister Basdeo Panday
  • 2000 Divali Message by Minister of Culture and Gender Affairs Dr. Daphne Phillips
  • Divali – a tradition of triumph in Trinidad by Neil Seedial
  • Divali – the darkest and brightest night of the year by Attish Kanhai
  • Long ago, Divali was not so popular in Trinidad by Enterprise Hindu Mandir
  • Divali in strange and cold North America by Ram Jagessar
  • Christians and Hindus share similar beliefs by Vishwanath Bachan
  • Lakshmi Girls’ Hindu College shines like a deya by D. Parsuram Maharaj
  • Icon and idols – understanding the Hindu perspective by Joseph Gopaul
  • Some writers show contempt for Hinduism by Secretary General of the Maha Sabha Sat Maharaj
  • A call for an intellectual Hindu class in Trinidad by Kamal Persad
  • How she goh look? (Story) by Willi Chen
  • Hindu voices in the call-in radio programmes by Joe Ramcharan
  • Basdeo Panday: A Political Biography by Samaroo Siewah
  • Getting rid of fibrosis with local herbs – the answer may lie in your kitchen by Francis Morean
  • Hindus and the Fiji Crisis by Dr. George E. Dhanny
  • Indian classical music is on the rise by Gregory Diethrich
  • The Shri Murugan Foundation of Trinidad by Daren Ponambalam
  • Diabetes mellitus, or sugar in the blood by Khasraj Maharaj
  • The tolerance and conversion of Hindus by D. H. Singh
November 2000.
11 x 8 ½ inches.
Glossy paper.
44 pages with advertisements and articles.

Order Copies


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s