Primnath Gooptar, PhD, is a writer and biographer in Trinidad and Tobago. He is currently a Lecturer in Indian Cinema at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus and has published seven (7) books.
He has co-authored Ranjit Kumar: Bridging the East and West with Prof. Bridgette Brereton, from the Department of History, UWI St. Augustine. His second book, Bala Joban: The First Indian Movie in Trinidad was published by Caribbean Educational Publishers in June 2013 while his third book, The Impact of Indian Movies on East Indian Identity in Trinidad was published in 2014.
Cultural Persistence: 50 years of the National Council of Indian Culture was released in June 2015 by the NCIC and his fifth book, The Ramleela of Sangre Grande was released in 2015. His sixth book, Cry of the Lotus was released in 2017 and his most recent book, Cry of the Lotus II – Wounded Hearts was released in 2019.
Primnath Gooptar holds a PhD in Cultural Studies from the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) and has researched several aspects of Indian Culture. He is well-respected in the Indian Diaspora and has presented several papers on Diasporic matters at international conferences and has also chaired several International Diaspora conferences.
This website is dedicated to local, regional and international academic and practice-based research. This research aims to examine and share the concept of how Girmitya and Bollywood culture shaped and continues to influence Indo-Caribbean and Indo-Diasporic identity in the Global Village. We hope to bridge communities and borders, including Girmitya countries, in bringing about a better understanding and tolerance of current and future Indo-Diasporic generations.