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              Books by Brij V. Lal

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              Mr Tulsi's Store: a Fijian Childhood: Memories of a Fijian Childhood
                 

              Mr Tulsi's Store: a Fijian Childhood: Memories of a Fijian Childhood (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lal, Brij V.

              • RRP: $41.99
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              A moving account of a young man's journey from rural beginnings to tertiary teaching, this is the biography of a man who came from Indo Fijian roots to become a Professor at Australia's National University.

              ISBN 9781740760072
              Published AU 1 Nov 2001
              Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
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              In the Eye of the Storm: Jai Ram Reddy and the Politics of Postcolonial Fiji
                

              In the Eye of the Storm: Jai Ram Reddy and the Politics of Postcolonial Fiji (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lal, Brij V.

              • RRP: $50.00
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              To read this evocative book is to be thrust into a Fiji that has, for the moment, been snuffed out by military might: a Fiji of political parties, parliamentary politics, elections, manifestoes, campaigns, democractic defence of interests, party manoeuvres, and constitutional pro...tection of rights and freedoms. It is a comprehensive and eloquent re-telling of the story of Fiji politics from independence in 1970 to 1999 through the perspective of Fiji's greatest living statesman, Jai Ram Reddy, by one of the world's most distinguished scholars of its history and politics. Jai Ram Reddy was the most significant Indo-Fijian leader of postcolonial Fiji until his departure from the political stage in 1999, just as Ad Patel had been the greatest leader of the Indo-Fijian community in colonial Fiji until his death in 1969. Both men form different historical eras, political contexts and experience of politics, espoused a vision for Fiji which failed to materialize in their own time, but which now stands vindicated.
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              ISBN 9781921666520
              Published AU 1 Nov 2010
              Publisher ANU Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Chalo Jahaji: On a Journey through Indenture in Fiji
                

              Chalo Jahaji: On a Journey through Indenture in Fiji (Paperback, 2012 edition)

              By Lal, Brij V.

              • RRP: $43.00
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              "It is a milestone in subaltern studies, a biographical journey penned by a living relic of the indentured experience and a scholar whose thoroughly interdisciplinary approach is a good example for the anthropologist, the sociologist or the economist who wish to see the proper in...tegration of their disciplines in a major historical work." Brinsley Samaroo, University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad "Professor Lal has made a most distinguished contribution to scholarship on Indian indentured labour in Fiji. His research is characterised by the use of new methodological approaches to the study of history, and by a comprehensive consideration of both quantitative and literary sources. In beautifully written articles, he has arrived at fresh and novel findings." Ralph Shlomowitz, Flinders University of South Australia "Professor Lal has produced a body of work which makes him the premier scholar of the Indian diaspora. His meticulous research, the depth of scholarship, the empathy, and the elegance have earned him great respect among Indian diaspora scholars. The themes covered in this book are relevant to other overseas Indian communities; and they are handled with such mastery that his reputation is secured." Clem Seecharan, University of North London "Brij Lal's Chalo Jahaji is an intensely personal journey through his life and that of the 60,000 Indians who became girmitiyas in Fiji. The intricate history is measured, but Lal reveals himself and his family in a way historians seldom do. This proud grandson of a girmitiya is equally a proud son of Fiji. Chalo Jahaji is Pacific history at its best: rigorous and critical, informative and involved." Clive Moore, University of Queensland This work, originally published by Asia Pacific Press, is reproduced here in the interests of maintaining open access to high-quality academic works no longer in print.
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              ISBN 9781922144607
              Published AU 1 Dec 2012
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              A Time Bomb Lies Buried: Fiji's Road to Independence, 1960-1970
                

              A Time Bomb Lies Buried: Fiji's Road to Independence, 1960-1970 (Paperback)

              By Lal, Brij V.

              • RRP: $38.00
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              A Time Bomb Lies Buried discusses the debates which took place in Suva and London as well as the politics and processes which led Fiji to independence in 1970 after 96 years of colonial rule. It provides an essential background to understanding the crises and convulsions which ha...ve haunted Fiji ever since in its search for a constitutional settlement for its multiethnic population.
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              ISBN 9781921313608
              Published AU 29 Jul 2008
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              Vision for Change: AD Patel and the Politics of Fiji
                

              Vision for Change: AD Patel and the Politics of Fiji (Paperback)

              By Lal, Brij V.

              • RRP: $43.00
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              "Dr Lal's book is more than an eloquent account of the political struggle of one of Fiji's outstanding leaders. It is a timely reminder that the process of constitutional change hangs in the balance, as it did at the time of Mr Patel's death. I hope his example will inspire futur...e generations in Fiji to realise the vision articulated by a brilliant and courageous advocate of democracy, and a loyal son of Fiji." Late Adi Kuini Bavadra
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              ISBN 9781921666582
              Published AU 1 Nov 2011
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              Vision for Change: Speeches and Writings of AD Patel, 1929-1969
                

              Vision for Change: Speeches and Writings of AD Patel, 1929-1969 (Paperback)

              By Lal, Brij V.

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              "This collection of the writings and speeches of one of Fiji's greatest statesmen, the late Mr AD Patel, points to a different future which, if allowed to come to fruition, would have spared Fiji the fate it later encountered in its postcolonial journey. As a leader, Mr Patel was... unmatchable in intellect and oratorical brilliance, glimpses of which we see in this volume. Dr Lal deserves to be congratulated for his patience and perseverance in completing this project. This book will find an honoured place among others on Fiji's complex and contested modern history." Harish Sharma Former Leader of the National Federation Party and Deputy Prime Minister of Fiji
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              ISBN 9781921862328
              Published AU 1 Dec 2011
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              Telling Pacific Lives: Prisms of Process
               

              Telling Pacific Lives: Prisms of Process (Paperback)

              Edited by Lal, Brij V.; Luker, Vicki

              • RRP: $43.00
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              How are Pacific lives imagined, written and read? How are they refracted through prisms of process? From legends about culture heroes to biographies of national leaders, from tales of ancestors to stories of contemporary men and women, from lives told of both the famous and the n...ameless, this collection of essays - by historians and anthropologists, Islanders and Island scholars - probes questions of personhood, identity, memory, and time across the sweep of the Pacific, as well as practical issues of research and writing.
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              ISBN 9781921313813
              Published AU 1 Jun 2008
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              Electoral Systems in Divided Societies: The Fiji Constitution
                

              Electoral Systems in Divided Societies: The Fiji Constitution (Paperback)

              Edited by Larmour, Peter; Lal, Brij V.

              • RRP: $38.00
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              Elections can increase tension in ethnically divided societies, like Fiji. The way constituencies are drawn and votes counted can also affect the result. First-past-the post can deliver lopsided results, while proportional representation may give excessive influence to small, fri...nge parties. Fiji's Constitution Review Commission believed a system of alternative voting in ethnically mixed constituencies would encourage politicians, and parties, to take into account the interests of other ethnic groups. This book assesses their recommendations, looks at alternatives, and considers how they might work in Fiji. This work, originally published by Asia Pacific Press, is reproduced here in the interests of maintaining open access to high-quality academic works no longer in print.
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              ISBN 9781922144508
              Published AU 1 Dec 2012
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              Islands of Turmoil: Elections and Politics in Fiji
                

              Islands of Turmoil: Elections and Politics in Fiji (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lal, Brij V.

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              Lal maps the contours of Fiji's political development in an attempt to shed light on Fiji's social and economic fragmentation. Examines the issues historically by focusing on the last two decades of Fiji's post independence life.

              ISBN 9780731537518
              Published AU 27 Nov 2006
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              Coup: Reflection on the Political Crisis in Fiji
                

              Coup: Reflection on the Political Crisis in Fiji (Paperback, 2nd edition)

              Edited by Lal, Brij V.; Pretes, Michael

              • RRP: $43.00
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              May 19, 2000. Fiji's democratically elected multiracial government is hijacked by a group of armed gunmen led by George Speight, and held hostage for fifty days. Suva, the capital, is torched and looted as Speight's supporters gather on the lawns of the parliamentary complex, dan...cing, cooking food, celebrating the purported abrogation of the constitution that brought the People's Coalition government to power. The country is plunged into darkness yet again, enduring the pain of three coups in a period of just thirteen years. The process of healing and reconciliation, symbolised by the enactment of a new Constitution, unanimously approved by Parliament and blessed by the powerful Great Council of Chiefs, lies discarded, as winds of ethnic chauvinism sweep through the countryside, damaging the fragile fabric of multiculturalism that was carefully constructed by so many over many years. The economy is on the brink of collapse, investor confidence has vanished, and the best and the brightest are seeking succour on other shores. Fiji falls victim, yet again, to the prejudice and greed of a section of its people. This book gathers together a handful of memoirs of those tragic events in Fiji. They were written while the gun was still smoking; personal, anguished reactions of people from all walks of life, concerned about a country they all love but deeply distressed by the developments there. They are first reactions. They will in time become essential building blocks for a larger interpretive framework of academic analysis about origins, processes and impacts. Straight from the heart, these memoirs will be remembered as the people of Fiji and their friends elsewhere contemplate the wreckage and ruin brought about by that act of madness in the month of May 2000.
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              ISBN 9781921536366
              Published AU 1 Dec 2008
              Publisher ANU Press
              Interest Age 16+ years
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