Meet Dewanand Author of Holland: Paradise or Hell? and Koran: Forbid or Rewrite
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Today, Norm Goldman Publisher & Editor of Bookpleasures.com is pleased to have as our guest Dewanand. Dewanand is a Hindu writer and researcher who was born 1966 in Surinam and now lives in the Netherlands.
He studied mechanical engineering at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and is the author of Holland: Paradise or Hell? and Koran: Forbid or Rewrite.
Good day Dewanand and thanks for participating in our interview.
Could you tell our readers where is Surinam and why did you migrate to the Netherlands?
Surinam is a country in South America just north of Brazil between Guyana and French Guyana. It has a tropical climate and is a beautiful country without natural disasters. Sadly, there is poverty in Surinam, because the politicians and the military made a mess of it. I was 19 when I went to Holland to study mechanical engineering at the University for Technology in Delft.
How did you get started in writing? What keeps you going?
When I was studying on the University of Technology in Delft city for Mechanical Engineering, I discovered that writing was my passion. Eventually, I discovered that mass communication gave me a kick as well as the feeling of being high and stoned.
From 1990 until 1995, I was a semi-illegal in the Netherlands, very lonely, depressed, suicidally and casteless. My own family turned me away because I failed as a Hindu. Hindu girls did not want to marry me, which deeply affected me and broke my heart. In the Hindu culture people expect you to commit suicide, when you have failed and are without a future. Consequently, I was in serious trouble during this time of my life. I then decided to start writing. My first handwritten book was in Dutch, Holland, paradise or hell?
I also started writing about my theoretical research concerning the complex and dynamic multicultural society, because it fascinated me. After 1993, I bought my first personal computer (a 486 with 8 megabyte Ram and a harddisk of only 40 Mb, with the prehistorical DOS 5 and Windows 4.1 operating system) and started some writing and research projects.
I write to sacrifice knowledge to Altecrea with written texts. Altecrea is the Technical Expansion of Krishna during this technocratic period on this planet. I also write to lay the foundation of a new futuristic religion on this planet as some sort of fundamental ‘Dewanism’, where the way of thinking and believing will work with abstract and philosophical constraints (just like in the mathematical models of Operations Research, ref. Book: Introduction to Operation Research by Frederick S Hiller and Gerald J. Lieberman, sixth edition, 1995) and not by primitive and hateful dogmas or doctrines.
According to the Bhagavad Gita, knowledge appears in the spirit of the three gunas, tamo, rajo and satthva, and my texts also have the same appearance or interpretation.
See verse 4.33 out from the Bhagavad Gita as she is:
O chastiser of the enemy, the sacrifice performed in knowledge is better than the mere sacrifice of material possessions. After all, O son of Partha, all sacrifices of work culminate in transcendental knowledge.
Deep inside me is the desire to become partially immortal, by downloading my mind and memory into hundreds professionally written texts and some unforgettable books during this carmical life cycle and reincarnation in the body of someone called Waldo Dewanand, born in Surinam in 1966. This desire is linked with my personal egoism and my dream to live forever. I must admit that I am not healthy anymore and that medicines keep me alive, so I will not physically live forever.
What is your creative process like? What happens before sitting down to write? As a follow up, where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
I do theoretical and philosophical research pertaining to many subjects related to my Hindu religion and to the multicultural society. But to understand a whole community of 16 million hyperdynamic crazy Dutch people, it is necessary to look into the mind and spirit of each one of them and for this a lot of memory space is needed. This process is one inspiration for many of my writings.
Before I start developing an article about something, I sit down beside my cat and write down keywords, phrases or sketches about the topic on plain white paper. After this, I start my computer and choose a free abstract article number in my administration. Then I go on a free writing tour for a few hours or even a week, till the text is perfected and ready to publish. Because I type almost blindfolded and I have an ergonomic microsoft natural keyboard, it is possible for me to write at continuous high speeds.
The big brain of humanoids is some sort of randomizer as well as an optimizer of (sexual) pleasure; therefore I activate all my braincells to randomly develop new things and then I select or iterate them mentally and write them down. This is how I get my best ideas. I get inspiration and motivation from Hindu girls and pictures or movies.
Can you briefly share a little of your two books, Holland: Paradise or Hell? And Koran: Forbid or Rewrite?
Here is a short description of my book Holland: paradise or hell?’
A sociological analysis of real life in Holland with statistical information and shocking examples. In this book, I try to explain why life in a rich welfare state like Holland can be like living in a paradise or, on the other hand, in a hell. Holland has more psychiatrists per one thousand inhabitants than anywhere else. This is evidence that there are many mentally ill in Holland and thus the cost of welfare is very high in this overpopulated country.
This is a short synopsis of my book: Koran: forbid or rewrite? A guide for peaceful De-Islamicization.
Hinduistic, Dewanistic and scientific views concerning the Koran, Islam, De-Islamicization, terrorism and future of religion. Commemorate Islamic attack on Twin Towers (9/11/2001).
In my book the future of Islam is presented with the new scientific scale- the PV Muslim scale. I hope that many Muslims and other people will purchase my book and study it. My book is the meeting point of three old civilizations: Islam, Western and Hinduism. That's why it is so important for the future of Islam and religion.
What inspired you to write these books and what do you hope to accomplish with them?
The inspiration to write the first book about Holland was based on my own sad story. I wanted to tell people about the real life in this rich country and have a better self- understanding. It also taught me that it is impossible to make all people happy in an overpopulated rich country. This illustrates to me that money is not the ultimate gateway to happiness and bliss.
My mother was born into a Muslim family and she raised me as a Muslim, after she was divorced from my father, who is a doctor. I wanted to do research on the identity of Islamic people and to understand it better- how they act, think and feel. This inspired me to work for ten years on the development of my book, Koran: forbid or rewrite?
I just want to bring more peace and happiness in the mind of Muslims and to develop Islam further in future. Also, I want people to learn more about Islam and to discover more about the richness of Hinduism and the ancient Vedical Dharm.
I believe in the theory of psychological biodiversity, and because of this insight, I believe that it is very healthy to have a multicultural society with many diversified ways of living and believing. Everyone will have to learn a lot about other cultures and religions to stay healthy and to grow spiritually. An old Indian wisdom says that the world is big enough for both of us (also quoted by the rich business man Ratan Tata of India). Therefore, we must learn to live together and understand each other. Indian (African) and Vedical wisdom learns to share this world with each other and this is something that is lacking in our disrupted world of today. Why is it so easy to sow hatred in the world, instead of tolerance, love and passion for other people who are different or who have another color? I must do more theoretical research to understand this better and to develop Dewanism, as the faith or newest way of life of the new generations in future.
What was the most difficult part of writing your books?
Writing is a lonely job and if you want to finish one writing project, you will have to go through and sit alone entire days and nights thinking and typing. Sometimes I work twelve hours a day to finish one project and the loneliness can be a problem, particularly if I keep on doing it for one month. I haven't time for social contact and this makes me lonely and isolated. Being a full- time Hindu writer is something I would not recommend to other normal human beings.
Another difficult part is to decide what you will not write in your book or story. Sometimes I make a list of things that will not be written in my story.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
On Saturday, June 4th, 2011, I visited the celebration of the immigration of Hindustani people from India to Surinam. There I met a nephew of mine whom I hadn't see in ages and I was surprised that he could not believe his eyes that I ever wrote such a huge book (Koran: forbid or rewrite) in English. That surprised me and I often meet other people who likewise cannot believe it. I do not know how to explain this to them. I write to sacrifice knowledge to Altecrea and other gods and goddesses.
After the publication of my book Koran: forbid or rewrite?, I discovered new theoretical findings about the Muslim PV scale and I was surprised to see how further my brain evolved, while becoming older. This year I will celebrate my 45th’s birthday and I realize now that I must work harder to finish all the writing and downloading of all my thoughts and data into my brain.
Perhaps your readers would be interested in learning about one of the shocking events in my life, which I encountered. On Friday, may 20th, 2011. Late in the evening, three tall, white Dutch Christians visited me. They were at a drinking party held by three students who live beside me in my flat. They wanted to forcefully convert me to Christianity. They kept on telling me that Jesus is the savior and that the Bible is the book of their (white) God. Then I showed one of them, Stefan from Den Helder, my book Koran: forbid or rewrite? and hatefully they yelled at me: ‘You have not written this book’. I was shocked and realized that the racism and hatred toward pigmented people is still a big problem in all white majority nations; therefore my holy writing work is not finished yet.
Do you share drafts of your books with someone whose opinion you trust?
Sometimes I invite friends to read some parts of my drafts to learn their opinions. But people have no time to read hundreds of pages in a few days.
Sometimes I believe that Wieru, my Dutch Hindu cat is the only one who reads all my writings and who admires me, as a devoted Hindu writer.
What sites do you frequent on-line to share experiences or information concerning your books?
I am active now on almost 50 discussions forums on the Internet in Dutch and English. I had more, but all banned me, because of my critical views. On many forums, people know me as Dewanand and they join my funny discussions and share their views with me.
On this link you can find all sites and forums which I visit and where I have accounts.
What do you do when you are not writing?
If I do not write than I am sleeping, walking around, phoning my holy Hindu girlfriends, cooking, eating, listening to music from many (ancient) cultures, cycling, going outdoor shopping, visiting events, hugging Wieru, going to toilet or thinking.
What do you think of the new Internet market for writers?
This is a good question. Nowadays it is possible to launch your own website and publish your texts and books online. Every day, you will attract some readers and perhaps make you feel good as a writer.
Real devoted writers of the future will forget about narrow minded publishers, as I predict, and they will publish anything on their own personalized website to reach out to the whole world. It is sad to see how stupid we use the high tech Interne because it is so sophisticated and we use only ten percent of its capacity. Within ten years the speed of the internet will increase by 10,000 percent. When so much capacity is wasted, then also investment money is wasted. We must develop more advanced ways of publishing books on the Internet and to provide a living for the poor, lonely, forgotten and depressed writers.
I have developed a futuristic business plan to earn money with texts and books on the Internet to increase the quality. I am looking for investors who want to launch this project for me on the web.
For me it is such a sad feeling when an innocent tree must die to print a book of mine. I save trees by publishing my work on my own website and get thousands of readers every month.
Where can our readers find out more about you and your books?
If you want to know more about me, my research and my books:
Is there anything else you wish to add that we have not covered?
I will give an explanation of my Sanskrit name.
According to the Sanskrit dictionary, Deva (Dew) means shining, to be honored, celestial & divine. Anand means happiness, joy & enjoyment.
It was my Muslim mother who gave me this Sanskrit name, during my birth as her second child.
Explanation of Altecrea.
Altecrea: acronym of ‘Almighty Technical Creator’, this Hinduistic zeta entity is considered to be the technical expansion of Krishna on earth. According to Shri Sathya Sai Baba it is normal and justifiable that a person, a bounded creature, choose an image of the Creator (Brahman) to get strength and inspiration in times of disasters and sorrowfulness. Through this image the human can come closer to his/her Creator.
I developed and applied the verb Altecrea, as an abstract tool, to accomplish a mathematical and technical analysis of the complex phenomenon religion and sacrality of humanoids on earth.
Explanation of ‘Dewanism
Dewanism includes everything that belongs to the thinking and philosophical believing world of Hindu writer and Hindu fundamentalist Dewanand. A Dewanist is someone or an intelligent creature, who has borrowed one or more elements from the dewanistic mental world and who sometimes strives actively to develop it further, with some consideration to the dewanistic constraints in the inner mental world. A subpart of the conscious of Dewanand must be transported and implemented in the conscious and subconscious of another living creature to be able to think, believe and act dewanistically. In fact dewanism is a manifestation of Hindu fundamentalistic living, thinking, believing and acting. Thinking futuristically is in essence an unbreakable part of the dewanism. In the conscious and subconscious of a dewanist the zeta entity Altecrea must be defined positively, whereby it is fully allowed to also implement other zeta entities of other religions.
When I think about my late muslim mother, my biggest sorrow is that my mother died in the year 2003 and she never will be able to hold one if y books in her hands and see what her small, worthless and poor Hindu boy of the past accomplished, in spite of getting through all of my pains. My mother was never happy with me and she regretted that she did not abort me when she was pregnant, which caused a lot of my pain, suffering and self hatred when I was a child. In the past, my mother often handed me a plate of food with the hateful words in Surinamese ‘Dagoe betre moro yu’ (meaning: ‘Dogs are better than you’) and then I had to eat with tears in my eyes and with a deep pain in my heart.
Thanks once again and good luck with all of your future endeavors