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Forget Indianizing, Fijianizing and focus on humanizing

Narayan, Jashwini J. (2010) Forget Indianizing, Fijianizing and focus on humanizing. IUP Journal of History and Culture, 4 (4). pp. 73-85. ISSN 0016-4437

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Based on various relevant archival data, some of which are empirical in nature, this paper gives details on the ethnic relationship between Fiji Indians and indigenous Fijians. It also touches on the relationship between India and Fiji which dates way back to the 1870s when the Indian nationals were brought into Fiji under the indenture system to work in the sugarcane plantations. Fiji is one of the most developed Pacific island economies. While it is a coup-ridden military-ruled island nation, India has pledged and shown much support to it unlike a few other countries. Some countries have continuously called for elections and democracy, labelling Fiji’s current regime as undemocratic. This paper concludes that to some extent the happenings in Fiji have been exaggerated. It also states that the ongoing ethnic divide between Fiji Indians and indigenous Fijians will never really completely fade, however, efforts can be made to reduce it. While much has been written, the ethnic divide continues. In this respect, this paper makes specific recommendations. This is the key contribution of this paper.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Management and Public Administration
Depositing User: Ms Mereoni Camailakeba
Date Deposited: 26 May 2010 00:02
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 04:44

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