Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Divali magazine focuses on Indo-Trinidadian writers

Indo-Caribbean Divali Publication Ltd (ICC) has just released its latest Divali souvenir magazine to coincide with Divali 2012, which is on Tuesday November 13.

The theme of this year’s edition of the magazine is The Brilliance of Indo-Trinidadian Literary Writers. 

A release from Dr Kumar Mahabir states:

"From the 1930s, Seepersad Naipaul and his family began to establish themselves as the first literary dynasty, not only among Indo-Trinidadians, but also among writers throughout the English-speaking Caribbean. Seepersad was followed by his son Vidia (VS), who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001, and has been the only Trinidadian to claim this internationally coveted prize so far. 

"The Naipauls have been followed by writers up to this day such as Neil Bissoondath, Rabindranath Maharaj, Ron Ramdin, Raymond Ramcharitar and Kevin Baldeosingh. Acclaimed women writers include Rajandaye Ramkissoon-Chen, Madeleine Coopsammy, Lakshmi Persaud, Ramabai Espinet, Shani Mootoo and Niala Maharaj. 

"It would surely be akin to blindness not to notice the happy coincidence of the literary success of these women, and the ground-breaking appointment of an Indian woman as Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago in the person of Kamla Persad-Bissessar."The 80-page full-colour glossy magazine is edited by anthropologist Dr. Kumar Mahabir, an assistant professor at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT).
"Hard copies of the magazine are conveniently available through mail service for TT$40.00, the subsidised price of which includes handling, registration and local postage.
"Electronic copies are available at
"Contact Indo-Caribbean Divali Publication Ltd (ICC), 10 Swami Avenue, Don Miguel Road, San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago. Telephone (868) 674-6008 or e-mail

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