Lion of the Legislative Council
Father of
Hindu Nationalism in
Trinidad and Tobago

by Daurius Figueira



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/10/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 278
ISBN : 9780595287642
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 1
ISBN : 9781462096220

About the Book

The book is a deconstruction of the political discourse of Simbhoonath Capildeo the progenitor of Hindu nationalist discourse in Trinidad and Tobago.

Capildeo's Hindu nationalism is premised upon a rootedness in Trinidad and Tobago, a fervent praxis premised on bhakti (devotion) towards creating a discourse of Sanatan Dharma that was relevant to life in the west as a Hindu that was sustainable, and finally a political praxis that was demonstrably anti- racist and egalitarian in the tradition of democratic socialism.

About the Author

Daurius Figueira was born on the 5th March 1955 in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad in the West Indies. He is married and is the father of one child.

He received his BA (Hons.) and MPhil degrees from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus where he is currently a Phd candidate in the Department of Government.

His previous publications include:
Cocaine and the Economy of Crime in Trinidad and Tobago published in 1997.
A Spy in the Houses of Hate published in 2000.
Jihad in Trinidad and Tobago July 27th 1990 published in 2002.