Sandew Hira

Geluk bestaat en het is heel dichtbij – Over liefde, seks, politiek en andere onbelangrijke zaken in het leven: Since February 1, 2010 Sandew Hira, publishes a column on the Surinamese news site Star News every Monday. In his columns he covers various topics such as relationships, sexuality, politics, history and decolonization. This publication contains the…

Radjindre Bhagwanbali

Tetary (de koppige) – Het verzet van Hindoestanen tegen het Indentured Labour System in Suriname, 1873-1916: This book is the second publication of a trilogy of Radjinder Bhagwanbali on the history of Dutch Indians under the Indentured Labour System in Suriname for the period 1873-1916. The first part of the trilogy deals with the recruitment and transportation of…

Sandew Hira

Verboden liefde – Familie en homoseksualiteit in de Surinaamse gemeenschap: “Why has Allah punished me?” Mother Jokhoe cried out when her son told her that he was attracted to men. She didn’t even know what homosexuality was. Much later, when she talks to writer Sandew Hira about her first reaction, she keeps saying: “My son is gay and he’s…

Jan Pompe

Management by columns: Management by objectives. Management by exception. Management by fear. There are several ways you can manage a company. Jan Pompe has devised a light-hearted way to discuss management issues. Based on experiences from everyday life, he highlights issues that managers have to deal with. In his own wit he explains how simple issues are made complex…

Jan Schalkwijk

Ontwikkeling van de zending in het Zuid-Caraïbisch gebied, in het bijzonder onder de Hindostanen 1850-1980: This book by Jan Schalkwijk is the first study that elaborates on a group within the Hindustani community that has barely been addressed in historiography: the Christians, with a specific focus on followers of the Moravian Church. Schalkwijk draws from sources of Moravian…

The Colonial State in the Caribbean – J. Marten W. Schalkwijk

The Colonial State in the Caribbean – structural analysis and changing elite networks in Suriname 1650 – 1920: Marten Schalkwijk presents a new view on the colonial history of Suriname. The phenomenon of the colonial state in Suriname has not received much attention in de Surinamese historiography. The manners in which local elites gain substantial control…

Radjindre Bhagwanbali

De nieuwe awatar van slavernij – Hindoestaanse migranten onder het indentured labour systeem naar Suriname, 1873 – 1916: For the first time someone has been able to reconstruct the full and true picture of the history of Dutch Indians. Dr. Drs. Radjindre Bhagwanbali researched the archives in India, England, the Netherlands and Suriname, and has reconstructed what…

Pushpita Awasthi

The statue in the rock: Professor, poet, editor, fiction writer, translator, linguist, diplomat, Hindi ambassador en organizer par excellence – at large, Pushpita defies categorization. In Pushpita’s poems the everyday, contemporary experience echoes the mystic poetry of Kabir and the love poetry of Sanskrit poet Jaidev. Nature and love, the twin themes of her poetic…

Armand Zunder

Herstelbetalingen – de Wiedergutmachtung voor de schade die Suriname en haar bevolking hebben geleden onder het Nederlands kolonialisme: In 2001 the Dutch government, through Minister Rogier van Boxtel, recognized that the Netherlands has committed “great injustice” in the past and offered “intense excuses for the enslavement of people and trading in enslaved people”. During the…

Edwin Marshall

Fred Derby, vakbondsleider en politicus: In this book, author Edwin Marshall elaborates on the life and work of the trade union leader and politician, Fred Derby. It is the story of the boy from Berlin (district Para), who has become a trade union leader and politician of stature. Derby gained his political education in the PNR, the…