Article published in:Narrative and Identity Construction in the Pacific Islands
Edited by Farzana Gounder
[Studies in Narrative 21] 2015
► pp. 177–191
Avatars of Fiji’s Girmit narrative
This chapter explores the changing narrative about the girmit experience in Fiji and the ways in which that is remembered and reproduced in Fiji and in the Indo-Fijian diaspora. An experience once shunned by scholars and the public alike, is now being embraced as a foundational part of Indo-Fijian history and seen as the triumph of the human spirit over the most difficult conditions of adversity.
Published online: 20 May 2015
Lal, B.V. & Kumar, A.