Divali festival souvenir magazine 2004

Caribbean Indian Fashion.

The Indo-Caribbean Cultural Council (ICC) wishes to announce the publication of its latest souvenir magazine – Divali 2004, Trinidad and Tobago. The theme of this edition of its annual magazine is “Caribbean Indian Fashion.”

This magazine carries articles on, and photographs of, local designs of clothes, jewellery and accessories that have become an undiluted and unbroken tradition from India to the Caribbean for over 150 years. As a matter of fact, while other influences have made inroads into language, food, music and dance, fashion remains one cultural expression which consumers insist must be authentic in style, and direct from India. But there are scores of local artistes who merge East and West, tradition and modern, and India and the Caribbean in fabrics that catch the imagination.


  • Caribbean Indian Fashion [Editorial]
  • Greetings from the Prime Minister By the Honourable Patrick Manning
  • Greetings from the Minister of Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs By the Honourable Joan Yuille-Williams
  • Greetings from his the High Commissioner of India By Excellency Virendra Gupta
  • The history of Indian fashion design in Trinidad By Dr. Harry Ramnath
  • Fashion and symbolism of Mother Lakshmi: The most beautiful deity in the Hindu female pantheon
  • Divali 3,000 years ago in ancient India By William Buck
  • Indian jewellery in Jamaica By Gopaul Thakur and Laxmi Mansingh
  • The kurta shirt and suit: For a comfortable, trendy, casual look
  • Seer bindi: The forehead chain and pendant
  • Jewellery from India to Trinidad – and back By Dr Donald Wood
  • The village goldsmith in St. James in 1880 By Lafcadio Hearn
  • Visual representations of Indian women By Dr. Judith Johnson
  • Miss India Heritage Trinidad Beauty Pageant: Proud to be part of this culture
  • Miss Indian Arrival World Beauty Pageant: Preparing for the World Beauty Pageant in 2005
  • The light of Divali in Caroni By Ken Kalloo
  • Retailoring tradition: the new-look kurta By Rajiv Malik
  • Indian designers woo French elite By the Agence France Press
  • Kaajar [eyeliner]: For a mysterious seductive look
  • The saree/ sari: It conveys grace to poise
  • The Miss Fem India Trinidad and Tobago Pageant: A treat of glamour and glitter at a gala event
  • Movie Towne with its catch of colorful neon lights: Experience the excitement of Hollywood and Bollywood
  • Shringaar: A cultural evening of food and fashion
  • Bindi: The forehead dot that blends with clothes, colour and jewellery
  • The Nirvahna Weight Management Clinic By Dr. Dev Ramoutar
  • Indian fashion in the movie Troy By Kanika Gahlautt
  • The orhani/ orhini: The traditional head scarf
  • mehendi: A temporary tattoo
  • Lungi: The fashionable man’s skirt or kilt
  • Garments during the 1870s By Charles Kingsley
  • The scanty navel-baring look is fading out: Designers predict more fabric and less skin is coming
  • The pandit’s robe in 1880 By J.H. Collen
  • Vegetarianism grows in popularity: The scare of Asian Flue and Mad Cow Disease
  • Garara: The gorgeous bodice and skirt
  • Bridal bindis: A pattern of coloured dots on the body
  • Tikka: The sacred forehead dot
  • Americans should adopt Hindu values By Chris Satullo
  • Religion and residence in Trinidad By Kuniko Chijiwa
  • Religious Affiliation by Ethnicity and Place of Residence: Census 1990 and DHS Data
  • India makes fashion statement in the world By R.L. Saggar
  • Canada’s multicultural model: respecting differences in culture
November 2004. 11 x 8 ½ inches. Glossy pages and cover.
80 pages with advertisements and articles.
ISSN 1683-5026

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