GUYANESE AUTHORS: Published Books

GUYANESE AUTHORS: Published Books

This page will list the published books of Guyanese writers who have blog entries in the Guyanese Online Blog, and who want easier reader access to these entries.

Writers may advertise their entries for a small contribution to Guyanese Online.

Contact Cyril Bryan at cybryan@gmail.com

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Comments

  • Ramesh Gampat  On April 29, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Dear Editor,

    Just a short note to inform you that my two-volume book has been published:

    GUYANA. From Slavery to the Present. Volume 1. Health System
    GUYANA. From Slavery to the Present. Volume 2. Major Diseases

    I shall be happy to provide more information, if need be.

    The book is available at amazon.com.

    Thanks,
    Ramesh

  • walter  On September 15, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Read the Ronald Sanders review of Oscar Ramjeet’s book “From errand boy to Solicitor General” Had the book as a birthday gift, it did allow a look into the backroom planning going on during the Burnham/Hoyte period. I agree with Sir Ronald, was very interesting reading.

  • Vivette Davson  On December 21, 2015 at 3:56 am

    Guyanese born DEEPBLAQSOUL aka Vivette Davson has been penning exotic and conscious poetry for 40 years.
    For her 2 books check the following links

    https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=AZ_PAgAAQBAJ

    PERFUMED WHISPERS
    Exotic  Poetry by DEEPBLAQSOUL

    https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=nPjwAgAAQBAJ

    INTOXICATING ALLURE
    Exotic Poetry by DEEPBLAQSOUL

    Her ebooks can be downloaded also at Amazon.com and Barnes and Nobles

    She has magic at her fingertips. Enjoy

    Purchase  Perfumed Whispers in Soft Cover  from Xlibris

     http://t.co/gUG91qdx

    • Patricia Ashby  On April 20, 2018 at 9:56 am

      Hello Vivette did you live in Canada I am wondering if you are the same person I met?

  • C Taylor  On September 27, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Please note the new addition to the list that was omitted earlier, in error:

    PATH to FREEDOM: My Story of Perseverance by Guyanese-author Conrad Taylor. The Smithsonian Institute, the world’s premier archivist, displays it as part of its Anacostia Museum Collection about the History and Culture of Peoples of African descent in the Western Hemisphere.

    PATH to FREEDOM is available in eBook and paperback formats at major online book retailers, such as:

    Amazon at: http://lrd.to/amazon-path-to-freedom

    Barnes & Noble at: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/path-to-freedom-conrad-taylor/1100641374?ean=9780984839209

    Apple iBookstore at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/path-to-freedom/id437052492?mt=11

    Google Play Bookstore at: http://lrd.to/google-path-to-freedom

    Best wishes!

  • Wayne Jones  On December 2, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Dear Editor
    I would like to announce that my new chapbook, ‘GREAT GUYANESE HUMOUR
    Guyanese History Through Jokes’ is now available in bookstores in Hamilton, Ontario. Interested readers could email me at jonesjoneswayne222@gmail.com
    and I would be too glad to have copies sent to you. Thanks
    Wayne Jones,
    Hamilton,ON. Canadaa

  • Johnny Serrao  On January 23, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Sir/Madam,
    You left out a talented and factual author on Medical Errors. Errors and misdiagnoses by Doctors and Nurses. Published in the United States of America : The other side of the Medical Coin by Desmond Serrao.
    Thank you.

  • T. Abby  On March 22, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    Any word on DANGEROUS TIMES by Aggrey Jones?

  • Nat Khublall  On May 17, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    I am aware of many more Guyanese who have written books of different types, fiction and non-fiction. I am a Guyanese and have written nine textbooks in Singapore, six study manuals in Hong Kong and nine print on demand books in London and available on Amazon. The latter nine books are also available as eBooks. Dr Nat Khublall

  • ramnarine sahadeo  On March 9, 2018 at 7:32 am

    MOHANDAS K. GANDHI, THOUGHTS, WORDS, DEEDS is now available in Guyana, USA, and Canada. It could easily have been entitled
    “Nine Elevens Distinguished” as it includes speeches of Swami Vivekananda 1893, and Gandhi 1906 promoting love, universal brotherhood, and nonviolence.
    available on Amazon.com or email at ramjihindu@rogers.com
    ramnarine sahadeo

  • Ameena Gafoor  On July 20, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Hi Cy, Please enter my critical work, Aftermath of Empire: The Novels of Roy Heath in your list of published works by Guyanese.
    Pls also advise me by e-mail how to pay. agafoor@live.com

  • Alex Neptune  On September 9, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    Musical Life in Guyana, History and Politics of Controlling Creativity. By Vibert C. Cambridge

  • Dr. Dharamdat Sumare  On November 23, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Hello. My name is Dr. Dharamdat Sumare.
    Is there any publishing house in Guyana?

  • Dr. Ramesh Gampat  On February 8, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    I would l like to inform you that my new book is now published – Sanatana Dharma and Plantation Hinduism. Explorations and Reflections of on Indian Guyanese Hindu. The write up on the back cover reads:

    “The share of Hindus in Guyana’s Indian population declined from 83.5 percent in 1880 to 62.8 percent in 2012. Yet even a casual observer would conclude that Guyanese Hindus, at home and in the Diaspora, are a very religious people. Many of us do a jhandi or havan once annually; others do the more elaborate and costlier yajña, where everyone is welcome, once or twice in their lifetime. Most of us do a short daily puja – prayers, offerings, reading the Śāstras and listening to bhajan – in our homes.

    Christian Missionaries worked assiduously to convert immigrants. Their first order of business was to denigrate Hinduism, designate Hindus as heathen, and disparage their culture, food and even attire. Immigrants stubbornly resisted, led by the tiny educated elite, including Brāhmaṇas whom we call Brahmins. Conversion was a failure at least up to the end of the 19th century but picked up momentum thereafter. From around the 1870s, there occurred an unplanned movement towards a “synthesis” that brought Hindus, regardless of caste or sect, under a “unitary form of Hinduism.” Guyanese Hindus call it Sanatana Dharma and Ramesh Gampat labels it Plantation Hinduism in this book.

    The book argues that the brand of Hinduism practiced is inconsistent with Sanatana Dharma, called Vedānta by the more philosophically inclined. It features an extraordinary dependence upon purohits (pandits), which has anaesthetized the Hindu mind and render it unable to think, question and inquire when it comes to Dharma. Rituals and bhakti have been degraded and turned into desire-motivated worship; devatās have been misconstrued as Brahman rather than as limited manifestation of the one non-dual pure Consciousness; belief in the multiplicity of gods encourages image worship; and superstitions anchor Guyanese Hindus to tradition and mere belief. Plantation Hinduism is little more than desire-motivated actions, dogmas and superstitions. Absent is the idea that Sanatana Dharma is a spiritual science no less scientific than hard sciences, such as physics and astronomy. The central message of Vedānta is the innate divinity of every person and the freedom to realize that divinity through anubhava, direct personal experience of Supreme Reality.”

    Praise for Sanatana Dharma and Plantation Hinduism

    This book will become required reading for Hindus of Guyana, wider Caribbean, Caribbean Diaspora and others. It is a towering intellectual achievement of analysis and clarification of Hindu practices and ideas. This kind of informed and scholarly tome on Guyanese Hinduism is long overdue. It represents a welcome deviation from the ritualistic simplicity of the pandits and the misrepresentations of academic cultural studies. Gampat establishes the foundation for research in a new field, hence the true value of this landmark book. It also diagnoses a fundamental problem, which involves the failure of Hindus to think for themselves. The fixation on materialism blinds the understanding of the intricate knowledge embedded in the Hindu texts and makes many Hindus susceptible to manipulation by the pandits and politicians. Ideas of astronomy, philosophy and the social sciences are embedded in this book, as well as an inductivist epistemology of darśana as a mode of investigation. I highly recommend — Dr. Tarron Khemraj, Professor of Economics and International Studies, New College of Florida

    The first batch of 246 Indians set sail for Guyana in 1838 … the writing piques the imagination right away. An intense personal response to the lived experience of what the author calls “Plantation Hinduism,” is intertwined with the immigration story of Indians in Guyana. Shlokas like Om Poornamadah, and poems like the Indian Centenary Hymn, embellish the work. This is a hard look at Hindu practices examined against Sanatana Dharma by a scholar-practitioner through a Caribbean lens —- Dr. Anuradha Kathi Rajivan, Economist and former Head of the Human Report Development Unit, United Nations Development Programme

    Dr. Ramesh Gampat’s book is a must read for anyone interested in religion and culture. Much has previously been written about Sanatana Dharma or Hinduism, but his thesis on “Plantation Hinduism” is fascinatingly unique and original in scholarship. The author skillfully addresses various issues, including those that revolve around caste and terms such “Brahmins” and “Pandits.” His Hindu life in rural Guyana and experiences outside provide him with experiences that enriches his book —- Dr. Somdat Mahabir, Scientist and Professor

    This is a very compelling work of empirical research and personal expression. It interrogates issues in the Caribbean, and the wider world, by critically examining religious-socio-cultural topics such as the re-creation of Hinduism in Guyana, the disintegration of the caste system, conversion to Christianity, and the role of the pundits and mandirs in society. Gampat’s bold and brave style of writing will surely provoke praises as well as condemnations. Truth be told, this is a book with “no holds barred” —- Dr. Kumar Mababir, Former Assistant Professor, University of Trinidad and Tobago, and 2011 National Award (Silver) Recipient for Education

    If this unsolicited message is offensive, annoying or insults your preference set, I apologize in advance and ask that you discard it.

    Thanks ever so much.
    Ramesh

    CoverOfPlantationHinduismBook.png

  • Yuvraj Ramsaroop  On July 30, 2019 at 9:14 am

    Here is an addition to your list of books by a Guyanese author.
    “Realizing The American Dream”….The Personal Triumph of a Guyanese Immigrant
    ……..Immigrants will always be part of the American landscape and the American Dream will certainly be within reach for anyone with a desire to succeed.
    Yuvraj Ramsaroop shares his triumph as a Guyanese Immigrant as he reveals his journey to Realizing The American Dream.
    ……..Seeking a better life in Canada and then The United States, his unrelenting quest to overcome the hurdles most immigrant face is a remarkable achievement.
    From successfully completing a college education to owning a home and sending his two daughters to Medical Schools in the United States, Realizing The American Dream is an uplifting true story.

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