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Gandhi’s Gift : A Documentary

Gandhi’s Gift, the first major documentary about Mahatma Gandhi made in the U.S., asks the question: Were Gandhi’s final years his finest? The film reveals details about the most beloved political figure of all time that before now were known only to scholars and based upon rare, historical interviews of more than 25 Gandhi experts, some of whom actually knew …

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Must Read Books

Must Read Books

For Seven Lifetimes: An East–West Journey to a Spiritually Fulfilling and Sustainable Marriage By Vatsala Sperling and Ehud Sperling Defying the norms of her culture and tradition, a highly educated Tamil Brahmin woman decides to arrange her own marriage. Simultaneously, an American book publisher–disillusioned with love in the Western world–looks to India to find a wife by placing an ad …

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Must Read Books

Must Read Books

The Other One Percent: Indians in America (Modern South Asia) by Sanjoy Chakravorty, Devesh Kapur and Nirvikar Singh One of the most remarkable stories of immigration in the last half century is that of Indians to the United States. People of Indian origin make up a little over one percent of the American population now, up from barely half a …

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Must-Read Books

Must-Read Books

The Awakened Family: A Revolution in Parenting Dr. Shefali Tsabary All parents have aspirations for their children. But often these turn into crushing expectations that cause real harm and disillusionment at the most important time in a child’s development. Parenting should not be a competition with winners and losers. Parents need to recognize their children for who they actually are, …

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Books on Hinduism

Books on Hinduism

In honor of Hindu Heritage Month (as celebrated in the state of Florida), this issue presents readers with a listing of varied titles to inform, engage, and enlighten the spiritual mind! The Nay Science by Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee The Nay Science offers a new perspective on the problem of scientific method in the human sciences. Taking German Indological …

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Indo-Caribbean Feminism

Indo-Caribbean Feminism

By Joy Mahabir, Ph.D. International Women’s Day was celebrated globally on March 8, and some countries devote the entire month of March to highlight the accomplishments of girls and women. On March 23, 1868, an indentured labourer from Iere Village, Kunjah, sent his two daughters, Mungari and Subharti, with their brother, to learn to read.  Their classroom was the doorstep …

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Sat Maharaj

Book Review – Sat Maharaj: An Indian Intellectual Warrior in the Caribbean

The Hindu View of Trinidad and Tobago: Articles by Sat Maharaj Selected and edited by Dr. Kumar Mahabir Book review by Ravi Dev This collection of articles written over two decades by Sat Maharaj, General Secretary of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) of Trinidad and Tobago, is an invaluable archive of reflections on the condition of Indians, and the …

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Lakshmi Out of India

Lakshmi Out of India

By Walter Rodney LAKSHMI out of India is another gem of Guyanese literature. Primarily written targeting a children readership to entertain and educate, it is also a source document for research, and a way of extending the dialogue on the subject, especially through imaginative literature. It is not easy to secure all the pieces in this history; so, oftentimes, the …

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Must Read Books

Must Read Books

Those Immigrants! Indians in America:A Psychological Exploration of Achievement Scott Haas 30 individuals. 1 country. And a zeal to make it to the top. This is the resounding tale of immigrants who journeyed to America and settled for nothing but the best. Stories of hope, belief, dreams, and an indefatigable spirit. Right from those who immigrated in the sixties, post …

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Book Review - Expressions of Milk

Mother’s Day

Author by Juhi Kunde Reprinted with permission from Expressions of Milk: A Poetry Collection for Mothers. Written by Juhi Kunde and illustrated by Cathie Lowmiller. Potential Our little seed is planted in the ground. Water and minerals, yes, sun and care, yes, but faith of a world beyond is truly what pushes it to be visible, tangible, living. Once birthed …

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