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Stolen Worlds: Fijiindian Fragments (review)

Stolen Worlds: Fijiindian Fragments (review) 202 the contemporary pacific • 18:1 (2006) considered “foreign.” These entries Stolen Worlds: Fijiindian Fragments, trace the lives and movement of “Fiji- edited by Kavita Ivy Nandan. Can- indians” within Fiji as well as across berra: Ivy Press International, 2005. the Pacific Ocean, from Australia to isbn 0-9757223-0-1; xii + 353 pages, North America. Editor Kavita Ivy maps; written in English and Fiji Nandan notes the reasoning behind Hindi with some English translations. the title, Stolen Worlds: the Indians of a$29.95. Fiji had to contend not only with the loss of the homeland and the brutality As 2004 marked the 125th anniver- of plantation life, but also with the sary of the arrival of the first Indians series of coups that left the political in Fiji, the release of Stolen Worlds: landscape reverberating to this day Fijiindian Fragments represents with lingering discrimination and the latest in the development of racism (xi). Not surprisingly, one of Fiji(-)Indian / Indo-Fijian literature the main goals of certain entries in in the diasporic context. Spanning this volume is to demonstrate the several generations, religions, and exclusion of Indo-Fijians from the regions of origin (in South Asia, Fiji, national imaginary. This is a point http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Stolen Worlds: Fijiindian Fragments (review)

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2006 University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

202 the contemporary pacific • 18:1 (2006) considered “foreign.” These entries Stolen Worlds: Fijiindian Fragments, trace the lives and movement of “Fiji- edited by Kavita Ivy Nandan. Can- indians” within Fiji as well as across berra: Ivy Press International, 2005. the Pacific Ocean, from Australia to isbn 0-9757223-0-1; xii + 353 pages, North America. Editor Kavita Ivy maps; written in English and Fiji Nandan notes the reasoning behind Hindi with some English translations. the title, Stolen Worlds: the Indians of a$29.95. Fiji had to contend not only with the loss of the homeland and the brutality As 2004 marked the 125th anniver- of plantation life, but also with the sary of the arrival of the first Indians series of coups that left the political in Fiji, the release of Stolen Worlds: landscape reverberating to this day Fijiindian Fragments represents with lingering discrimination and the latest in the development of racism (xi). Not surprisingly, one of Fiji(-)Indian / Indo-Fijian literature the main goals of certain entries in in the diasporic context. Spanning this volume is to demonstrate the several generations, religions, and exclusion of Indo-Fijians from the regions of origin (in South Asia, Fiji, national imaginary. This is a point

Journal

The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Dec 6, 2005

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