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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 The Feudal Post-Colonial : The Fiji Crisis
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This essay focuses on the coup that took place in Fiji on the 19th of May 2000. It begins with a couple of autobiographical anecdotes regarding Mishra's school days in Fiji and goes on to examine Fijian and Indo-Fijian histories. Mishra then discusses the role played by the self-proclaimed leader of the 2000 coup, George Speight, and Speight's kailoma heritage (literally 'child of love,' kailoma is used to refer to the 'part-European community' in Fiji).

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    y separately published work icon In Diaspora : Theories, Histories, Texts Makarand Paranjape (editor), New Delhi : Indialog Publications , 2001 Z1392771 2001 anthology criticism essay

    'Over the last twenty years or so, Indian diaspora has suddenly come of age. Shedding its minority status, it has demonstrated its inclination for becoming a majority, not in the sense of numerical superiority, but of growing up, maturing, attaining self-apprehension and self-expression. It can now look at itself, the host country, and the homeland, with a critical humor that has not necessarily dulled its passion or lessened the intensity of its engagement. Moreover, the Indian diaspora has become an important economic force, whose reputed net worth exceeds hundreds of billions of dollars. It is, at once, more mobile and cohesive than ever before, what with faster means of travel and communication. Not only has the old diaspora made inroads into the new, but the access of all the scattered peoples of Indian origin to India, the motherland, has also increased dramatically. Now, it actually seems as if this diaspora has an unprecedented ascendancy and leverage both in the host country and the homeland.' (Publication summary)

    New Delhi : Indialog Publications , 2001
    pg. 319-340
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