Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Dauka Puran (review)

Dauka Puran (review) 226 the contemporary pacific • spring 2003 highlight of the book. Variously wry, ment even more remarkable ( I have sardonic, melodramatic, didactic, sub- vivid memories of Subramani intro- versive, accusatory, despairing, and ducing us in Labasa Secondary philosophical, Sanadhya— or rather School to Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim, his scribe, Benarsidas Chaturvedi— T S Eliot’s Love Song of J. Alfred manages to turn the plantation anec- Prufrock, and Hamlet’s soliloquies). dote into a genre of resistance writing Subramani is not the first Fiji writer par excellence. His prose is not always to use Fiji-Hindi. Pandit Babu Ram of the highest order, but he has an eye Sharma of Ba published a small book for detail that never fails to impress, in Fiji-Hindi in the early 1990s, which and his passing metaphors are at times provides tantalizing glimpses into the breathtaking both in accuracy and inner world of the rural Indo-Fijian beauty: “When the rashes on my skin community. Around the same time, seemed to grow large as a rupee coin, Raymond Pillay completed his play, I lit a fire in my room and the mosqui- Adhura Sapana (Unfulfilled Dream). toes disappeared.” Racked by hunger And several other writers have http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Dauka Puran (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 15 (1) – Feb 10, 2003

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-hawai-i-press/dauka-puran-review-pQJgTBifES
Publisher
University of Hawai'I Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2003 University of Hawai'i Press.
ISSN
1527-9464

Abstract

226 the contemporary pacific • spring 2003 highlight of the book. Variously wry, ment even more remarkable ( I have sardonic, melodramatic, didactic, sub- vivid memories of Subramani intro- versive, accusatory, despairing, and ducing us in Labasa Secondary philosophical, Sanadhya— or rather School to Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim, his scribe, Benarsidas Chaturvedi— T S Eliot’s Love Song of J. Alfred manages to turn the plantation anec- Prufrock, and Hamlet’s soliloquies). dote into a genre of resistance writing Subramani is not the first Fiji writer par excellence. His prose is not always to use Fiji-Hindi. Pandit Babu Ram of the highest order, but he has an eye Sharma of Ba published a small book for detail that never fails to impress, in Fiji-Hindi in the early 1990s, which and his passing metaphors are at times provides tantalizing glimpses into the breathtaking both in accuracy and inner world of the rural Indo-Fijian beauty: “When the rashes on my skin community. Around the same time, seemed to grow large as a rupee coin, Raymond Pillay completed his play, I lit a fire in my room and the mosqui- Adhura Sapana (Unfulfilled Dream). toes disappeared.” Racked by hunger And several other writers have

Journal

The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Feb 10, 2003

There are no references for this article.