Divali festival souvenir magazine 2002

Cultural ecology or, alternatively, religion and the environment.

The Indo-Caribbean Cultural Council (ICC) wishes to announce the publication and sale of its souvenir magazine – Divali 2002 in Trinidad and Tobago. The theme of the magazine is cultural ecology or, alternatively, religion and the environment.

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 of the tiny Caribbean island (1.3 million). 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 [clay lamps] at public celebrations, and visit Hindu friends who welcome them warmly into their homes.


  • Hindus, bamboo and the environment [editorial] By Dr Kumar Mahabir
  • Divali Greetings from the Prime Minister By Patrick Manning
  • The light within By Reshma Mituram
  • The major religious texts in Hinduism By Merlin Beedaise
  • Similarities and differences – Hinduism and Christianity Courtesy Hinduism Today
  • A Christian priest celebrates Divali By Fr. Martin Sirju
  • A Divali Wish [poem] By Reshma Mituram
  • Temple arson in Fiji [brief news item]
  • The power of rice By Gerard Besson
  • Echoes of nature: Hinduism and music By Sharda Singh
  • Hinduism and environmental conservation By Ravi Chaturvedi
  • Diabetes By The Diabetes Association of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Devdas III: Bollywood’s Titanic [film review] By Stephen Kangal
  • Gulab Jamoon
  • Defining national culture in Trinidad By Anand Ramlogan
  • A mother’s love [short story] By Renuka Maraj
  • Indian long hair [short story] By Babita Dubay
  • V.S. Naipaul – honouring a hero By Parsuram Maharaj
  • And the goddess Bhavani created all things [poem] By Lelawattee Manoo- Raming
  • Deya-lit Dow Village [poem] By Rajandaye Ramkissoon-Chen
  • The Healing Miracles of Coconut Oil [book review] By Bruce Fife, N.D.
  • Trinidad Hindu/Indian writer, Harold Sonny Ladoo By Christopher Laird
  • Coolie talk- food for thought By Candice Sankarsingh
  • The non- Hindu who played the Sadhu in the “Temple in the Sea” By Eric Barry
  • Tough ordinance to ban conversions [brief news item] By Radha Venkatesan
  • Evangelism as military assault [brief news item]
  • Divali lights the Caribbean landscape By Bina Mahabir
  • Helping Hindus in India – SEWA Canada International Aid By Dwarka Persaud – Radha Krishna Mandir
  • ‘Saint from Trinidad’ to have a home in Delhi [brief news item] By Lalit K. Jha
  • Murti ‘miracle’ at South Trinidad temple [brief news item] By Richard Charan
  • Hindus eager to join British police [brief news item]
  • Hindis becoming popular in Russia – [brief news item]
  • Divali Stamp for the United States – [brief news item]
November 2002. 11 x 8 ½ inches. Glossy paper.
58 pages with advertisements and articles.
ISSN 1683-5026

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