Radjinder Bhagwanbali visits Suriname to present the story of Tetary

On March 10th Dr. Dr. Radjinder Bhagwanbali visited Suriname to present the story of Tetary and its significance for the Hindustani community today. The meeting was organized by the Cultural Union Suriname. Carlo Jadnanansing wrote a detailed review of the meeting for Star News: “In this respect, the presentation of Bhagwanbali was a revelation for…

Professor Stephen Small on ‘Palestine… It is Something Colonial’

On March 9th, Professor Stephen Small of the Department of African American Studies at UC, Berkeley spoke at the book launch of Dr. Hatem Bazian Book launch: ‘Palestine… It is Something Colonial’. Below his introduction on the importance of this work for the decolonial framework. “I join you this evening to celebrate the publication of this…

Sebieren Hassenmahomed on Tetary

Together with three other Dutch Indian women, Sebieren Hassenmahomed talks about what the story of Janey Tetary means to her and the Dutch Indian community. Tetary was the leader of the resistance at plantation Zorg en Hoop in Suriname. The video is part of the campaign Tetary Must Rise, which aims to raise money for…

Sandew Hira presents first copy to president Bouterse

Sandew Hira has presented the first copy of his new book “De getuigenis van president Desi Bouterse” to President Bouterse. The  Surinamese president has spoken to the Surinamese media about the book and the initiative Sandew Hira has taken to establish a path towards truth and reconciliation and says: “Let me thank you for your…

Hatem Bazian

In 1902, Theodor Herzl, the founder of political Zionism, wrote to Cecil Rhodes, the Minister of Colonies for Great Britain: “You are being invited to help make history. It doesn’t involve Africa, but a piece of Asia Minor; not Englishmen but Jews … How, then, do I happen to turn to you since this is…

Committee Tetary Must Rise

The research done by author Radjinder Bhagwanbali on Janey Tetary, the leader of the resistance at plantation Zorg and Hoop in Suriname in 1884, has led to a movement that demands social justice for descendants of the Indian contract labourers. Committee Tetary Moet Opstaan (Tetary Must Rise) has set up a campaign to remove the…

Book launch tour Hatem Bazian

Amrit Publishers is proud to present the new book by Hatem Bazian: “Palestine…it is something colonial.” In centering Palestine’s modern history around settler-colonial discourses, Hatem Bazian offers a theoretical basis for understanding Palestine while avoiding the pitfalls of the internationally supported “peace process” that, on the one hand, affirms settler-colonial rights and, on the other hand,…

Upcoming release: De getuigenis van president Desi Bouterse

On July 20th, 2015 publicist and columnist Sandew of the Surinamese news website Star News, wrote an open letter to the Surinamese President Bouterse who had won the elections on May 25th and had received an absolute majority in parliament. With the title The truth sets us free, he called on Bouterse to testify about the…

Upcoming release: Palestine – It’s something colonial

Hatem Bazian from the University of California Berkeley provides a decolonial analysis of the most pressing struggle in the world in an extensive study of the occupation of Palestine . The book’s subtitle is taken directly from the letter of Theoder Herzl, the founder of modern political Zionism, to Great Britain’s Minister of Colonies Cecil…

In progress: Decolonizing The Mind – Imagining a New World Civilization

Sandew Hira, director of the International Institute for Scientific Research in The Hague, is currently working on his new publication: Decolonizing The Mind (DTM) – Imagining a New World Civilization. A Fundamental Critique of Scientific Colonialism and Another Discourse of Liberation. This voluminous study aims to develop a theoretical framework for the concept of Decolonizing The Mind…