Mahadai Das was a Guyanese poet. She was born in Eccles, East Bank Demerara, Guyana, in 1954. She wrote poetry from her early school days at Bishop's High School, Georgetown. She did her first degree at the University of Guyana and received her B.A. in philosophy at Columbia University, New York, and then began a doctoral programme in Philosophy at the University of Chicago. Das became ill and never completed the programme. She died in 2003, from illness relating to cardiac arrest suffered 10 days before her death.

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  • Mahadai Das fue una poeta Guyanesa. Nació en Eccles, costa este del Demerara, Guyana. Escribía ya poesía desde sus días de escuela en la Secundaria Bishop´s, en Guyana. Recibió su primer título en la Universidad de Guyana y obtuvo su B.A. en filosofía en la Universidad de Columbia, Nueva York, luego de eso, empezó a realizar un doctorado de filosofía en la Universidad de Chicago. Lamentablemente, Das enfermó y nunca completó el doctorado. Fue bailadora, actriz, profesora y reina de belleza, sirvió como miembro voluntaria en el Servicio Nacional de Guyana alrededor del año 1976 y fue parte del grupo de mensajeros que promocionaban formas de arte ‘Coolie’ en una época en la que la cultura indo-guyanesa estaba siendo virtualmente excluida de la vida nacional. Fue una de las primeras mujeres indo-caribeñas en ser publicitadas. Ella había escrito poesía relacionándola explícitamente a la identidad étnica, cosa que la contrastabas de otras poetas indo-caribeñas. Otro tópico tocado en sus escritos fue las condiciones de trabajo en las islas del Caribe. Murió en el año 2003 (es)
  • Mahadai Das was a Guyanese poet. She was born in Eccles, East Bank Demerara, Guyana, in 1954. She wrote poetry from her early school days at Bishop's High School, Georgetown. She did her first degree at the University of Guyana and received her B.A. in philosophy at Columbia University, New York, and then began a doctoral programme in Philosophy at the University of Chicago. Das became ill and never completed the programme. She was a dancer, actress, teacher and beauty queen, served as a volunteer member of the Guyana National Service around 1976 and was part of the Messenger Group promoting ‘Coolie’ art forms at a time when Indo-Guyanese culture was virtually excluded from national life. She was one of the first Indo-Caribbean women to be published. She has written poetry explicitly relating to ethnic identity, something which contrasts her with other female Indo-Caribbean poets. Another theme in her writing is the working conditions in the Caribbean islands. She died in 2003, from illness relating to cardiac arrest suffered 10 days before her death. (en)
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  • Mahadai Das was a Guyanese poet. She was born in Eccles, East Bank Demerara, Guyana, in 1954. She wrote poetry from her early school days at Bishop's High School, Georgetown. She did her first degree at the University of Guyana and received her B.A. in philosophy at Columbia University, New York, and then began a doctoral programme in Philosophy at the University of Chicago. Das became ill and never completed the programme. She died in 2003, from illness relating to cardiac arrest suffered 10 days before her death. (en)
  • Mahadai Das fue una poeta Guyanesa. Nació en Eccles, costa este del Demerara, Guyana. Escribía ya poesía desde sus días de escuela en la Secundaria Bishop´s, en Guyana. Recibió su primer título en la Universidad de Guyana y obtuvo su B.A. en filosofía en la Universidad de Columbia, Nueva York, luego de eso, empezó a realizar un doctorado de filosofía en la Universidad de Chicago. Lamentablemente, Das enfermó y nunca completó el doctorado. Murió en el año 2003 (es)
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