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09 July 2010

INDIAN CARIBBEAN FOLKLORE SPIRITS LAUNCH AT NATIONAL LIBRARY

Dr. Kumar Mahabir Book LaunchThe National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS) in collaboration with Dr. Kumar Mahabir invites you to the launch of the book, Indian Caribbean Folklore Spirits by Dr. Mahabir on Friday 9 July, 2010, Audio Visual Room, National Library at 6:30 p.m.

Indian Caribbean Folklore Spirits is a captivating book which provides details of the presence of a brood of spirits believed to roam the Caribbean since the abolition of slavery. For the first time in history, the existence of these spirits is being revealed collectively to the general public, in this compilation. These supernatural beings are (1) the raa-khas - a deformed, demonic newborn child, (2) the chu-rile – a spirit of a deceased pregnant woman, (3) the saap-in - a woman who transforms into a snake, (4) Dee Baba – a mythical protector of the house and land, and (5) the jinn, Sheik Sadiq - a spirit that can be captured in a bottle to grant wishes.

This book has been written for readers of all ages, every page of the five stories is enhanced with beautiful coloured illustrations by Aneesa Khan.


For additional information please contact the Public Relations and Marketing Department of NALIS at 624-4466 ext 2324 / 2327.

 

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