The London-based Ameena Gafoor Institute and a bunch of PhD Indian “thinkers” and writers like Mr. Khal Torabally and David Dabideen are PROSELYTIZING to destroy Indian Culture from its roots by using episodes of indentureship of each country in the ‘New World’ like a soap opera with their ineffective doctored spin concept called COOLITUDE.
The word “Coolitude” is a copycat of the concept “Negritude” coined by Aime Cesaire for Black thinkers to advance the Black / African race culturally and to connect to their African roots. Negritude was responsible for shaping the minds of the Negro (Afro) race by empowering Negro / Black nationalism giving rise to black pride and a mixture of traditional African values with Marxist ideals.
However, for the Indian thinkers, the “Coolitude” idea is simply regurgitating the same episodes of the ‘coolie indentureship narrative’ like an ongoing soap opera with a certain ‘twist’. Coolitude shows the unoriginal thinking of these “thinkers” to have to steal from black nationalism anyway. So What’s the twist between the NEGRITUDE -VS – COOLITUDE?
The apostles of Negritude do NOT agree that indentureship suffering was parallel or remotely equal to slavery and therefore descendants of slaves have first entitlements to the national resources of the respective countries of Trinidad, Guyana, Suriname, Fiji, Mauritius etc. The Negritude thinkers even today consider the Coolieman/Indian as interlopers with expired contracts and do not belong to the Caribbean and they should hop on their “Calcutta” ship and go back to India. Negritude presents a well coded strong concept for the black man to take his place in the world and it is very hostile to other groups like Indians seeking to maintain their place and identity in the Caribbean.
The APOSTLES of Coolitude consider the pain and suffering of the indentured Coolieman parallel to slavery and should have equal entitlements and qualify equally for reparations from the European colonists. The Coolitude concept wants their history to predominantly reflect indentureship as the beginning of their history when they departed India and erase all ancestral links to India’s Vedic Culture. Coolitude does not believe we should include the last 5000-10 000 years of our ancient Vedic civilization, one of the earliest recorded civilization’s in history. This alone is dangerous to the survival of the Coolie man and woman who will be lost without their identity linking them to their ancestral homeland. These are the very problems we are facing now why Indians are so politically lost in space. Coolitude does not do the coolie man any favors it erases our history and replaces it with a wishy-washy version that has no foundation and cannot stand on its own. It will leave the Indian once again politically paralyzed without a grounding in history by cutting us off from India and our true ancestral roots. The so-called “intellectuals” will ironically be playing right into the hands of Negritude thinkers by destroying the Indian identity and pretending to carve one out for the Indian people.
Coolitude discussants do not care to discuss contemporary race politics and racisms affecting Indians [ Coolie People ] in the Caribbean, Fiji, and elsewhere. The Coolitude’s apostles are ONLY content to blame the Europeans for oppression and exploitation of Indians, ignoring Black racism against indentured Indians and their descendants. Coolitude thinkers want to develop an identity with no past civilizations that inherently will have an ongoing identity problem similar to Pakistan, a country whose only identity suffices to hate India and be more Arab. Pakistan pretends it has no past ancestrally to India. And it does not want any historic Hindu linkage and as such their Hindu hating mentality. This is quite unlike its Islamic counterpart Bangladesh (which is hostile to Hindus) but which accepts that its ancestry is India maintaining its ancient languages and culture. This is why Pakistan is stagnant and cannot move forward; they are lost in a vacuum while Bangladesh is developing. Is stagnancy and loss of civilization we want for Indians in the Caribbean and the diaspora? For our culture to be lost forever?
What is the alternative? We need an ideology to catapult Indians forward politically by providing a strong foundation beginning with who we are as a people, what we want and how to move forward, none of which the doctored and diluted Coolitude can provide. The answer to the concept of Coolitude is Hindology that has an ancestry link to India and is an asset of a rising power. Hindology believes in equal opportunities with equal efforts with the Coolieman/Indianman qualifying for reparations from both the diaspora Blackman and the Europeans for crimes against Indians especially in Guyana, Trinidad and Suriname. Hindology is the ideological concept for Indo-Caribbean people with a Hindu historical foundation created by Rennie Ramracha. See the link here to Hindology Hindology-Hindu Ideology – Indo Caribbean Diaspora News (icdn.today).
Yet, these Coolitude “intellectuals” are doing the entire Indian race a disfavor in the diaspora because many of them who are non-Hindus do not want to use the word Hindology because of its Hindu connections. So to please these “thinkers” and “rented Indians” we must all suffer in silence. When we suffer politically eventually we suffer economically, physically, emotionally etc. Yet without Hinduism there is no ancient past to have and no connection to India to forge a strong identity to carry the Indian race forward to be able to stand against hostilities. Hindology is a connection to a strong identity which one must without hesitation accept. Hindology is the Hindu past of the Indian civilization. If we do not we will face the consequences of a politically weakened Indian race by weak Indian intellectuals afraid to accept their own roots so how can they defend or speak for us? The Hindus and Hindu intellectuals themselves must be brave enough to accept Hindology so Hindus can continue to survive as an ethnic group and religion. If the others want to flutter in the wind let them do so. Hindus cannot wait for everyone to catch up while we continuously pull the weight of the entire Indian civilization. Hindology is for Hindus and those Indians with an ounce of self-respect who want to see the Indian race get their due and move forward. Strength will bring equality for all not weakness.
Coolieman pain can only be measured by Coolieman and no one else.