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Currently we don't have a 'real' bibliography with books, studies, articles etc. about Fiji, the Girmit era in Fiji or Indian migration. However, this list provides hopefully some valuable information for further reading. Note to authors: if any information on this page is incorrect, please write to information @ fijigirmit.org.

Ali, Ahmed
1980 Plantation to politics: studies on Fiji Indians. Suva: University of the South Pacific: Fiji Times and Herald Limited

1979 Girmit: the indenture experience in Fiji.   Suva, Fiji: Fiji Museum
Anderson, A. Grant (Allan Grant)

1969 Indian small farming in Fiji; eleven farms in southern Viti Levu.   Auckland: Dept. of Geography, University of Auckland.

1975 Indo-Fijian small farming: profiles of a peasantry. Auckland: Auckland University Press


Anderson, A. Grant (Allan Grant)
1969 Indian small farming in Fiji; eleven farms in southern Viti Levu.   Auckland: Dept. of Geography, University of Auckland.

1975 Indo-Fijian small farming: profiles of a peasantry. Auckland: Auckland University Press


Andrews, C. F. (Charles Freer)
1937  India and the Pacific. London: G. Allen & Unwin.


Baksh, S.
1986  A bibliography of selected publications on Indian indentured migrants to Fiji, 1879-1916.   Suva, Fiji: S. Baksh, 1986


Brenneis, Donald Lawrence
1986 Discourse as history: talk and the transformation of post-plantation society


Brown, Carolyn Henning
1984 Coolie and freeman: from hierarchy to equality in Fiji.  Diss.


Chandra, Rajesh
1980 Maro, rural Indians of Fiji. [Suva]: South Pacific Social Sciences Association: Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific.


Chauhan, I. S.
1988 Leadership and social cleavages: political processes among the Indians in Fiji. Jaipur: Rawat Publications


Coulter, John Wesley
1942 Fiji, little India of the Pacific.  Chicago, Ill.: The University of Chicago Press.


Fiji Ministry of Information
1979 Girmit: a centenary anthology 1879-1979. Suva: Designed and produced by the Ministry of Information for the National Committee of the Girmit Centenary Celebrations, 1979


Gillion, Kenneth L.
1977 The Fiji Indians: challenge to European dominance, 1920-1946.  Canberra: Australian National University Press, 1977

1962 Fiji's Indian migrants; a history to the end of indenture in 1920. Melbourne: New York: Oxford University Press, 1962


Herbst, Philip Henry
1980 Ethnic conflict in urban Fiji


Jayawardena, Chandra
1983 “Culture and ethnicity in Guyana and Fiji.” Man 15, S 80, pp.430-50


Kapferer, Bruce
1981 Fijians and Fiji Indians in a "plural society. Microfilm


Kelly, John D.
1989 “Fear of culture: British regulation of Indian marriage in post-indenture Fiji.”  Ethnohistory 36(4): 372-391

1990 “Discourse about sexuality and the end of indenture in Fiji: the making of counter-hegemonic discourse”. History and Anthropology v. 5, no. 1, pp. 19-61.

1991 A politics of virtue: Hinduism, sexuality, and countercolonial discourse in Fiji.  Chicago: U. Chicago

1991 Bhakti and the spirit of capitalism in Fiji: the ontology of the Fiji Indians. Diss


Lal, Brij
1983  “Girmitiyas: the origins of the Fiji Indians” Journal of Pacific History,

1984 Leaves of the banyan tree: origins and background of Fiji's north Indian indentured migrants, 1879-1916

1987 “The Fiji General Election of 1987.”  Electoral Studies, Vol.6, No.3, 

1990 Fiji: coups in paradise: race, politics, and military intervention.  London: Atlantic Highlands, N.J: Zed Books

1991 The Fiji Indians: Marooned at Home.”  In Colin Clarke et al., South Asians Overseas: Migration and Ethnicity. London: Cambridge University Press.

1992 Broken waves: a history of the Fiji Islands in the twentieth century.  Honolulu: University of Hawaii.


Lambert, S. M. (Sylvester Maxwell)
1938 East Indian and Fijian in Fiji: their changing numerical relation.  Honolulu, Hawaii: The Museum.


Mamak, Alexander
1978 Colour, culture & conflict: a study of pluralism in Fiji.   Rushcutters Bay (Australia): Pergamon.


Mayer, Adrian C.
1963 Indians in Fiji. London: Oxford University Press

1961 Peasants in the Pacific; a study of Fiji Indian rural society. Berkeley: University of California.

1973          Peasants in the Pacific; a study of Fiji Indian rural society. Berkeley: University of California Press


Mishra, Vijay
1979 Rama's banishment: a centenary tribute to the Fiji Indians, 1879-1979.  London: Heinemann Educational Books,


Morse, Janice Margaret
1984 Descriptive analysis of cultural coping mechanisms utilized for the reduction of parturition pain and anxiety in Fiji


Muthanna, I. M.
1982 People of India in North America: United States, Canada, W. Indies & Fiji: immigration history of
East-Indians up to 1960. Bangalore: Gangarams Book Distributors.


Naidu, Vijay
1980 The violence of indenture in Fiji.  Suva [Fiji]: World University Service in association with the School of Social and Economic Development University of the South Pacific,


Nair, Shashikant
1980 Rural-born Fijians and Indo-Fijians in Suva: a study of movements and linkages.  Canberra: Australian National University.


Norton, Robert Edward
1977 Race and politics in Fiji.  New York: St. Martin's Press


Prasad, Kamal Kant
1984 The Gujaratis of Fiji, 1900-1945: a study of an Indian immigrant trader


Prasad, Shiu
1974 Indian indentured workers in Fiji. Suva: South Pacific Social Sciences Association, 1974


Premdas, Ralph R. and Steeves, Jeffrey S.
1991 “Fiji: problems of ethnic discrimination and inequality in the new constitutional order.” Round Table (318): 155-172


Ray, Karen Anne
1981 The abolition of indentured emigration and the politics of Indian nationalism, 1894- 1917, PhD Dissertation, McGill University,


Robertson, R. T. and Tamanisau, A.
1989 “Fiji: race, class and the military.”  Development and Change 20(2): 203-234


Sahadeo, Muneshwar; Ritova, Stan
1974  Holy torture in Fiji.  Sydney: Pacific Publications


Seth, Pran Nath
1991 Fiji: a paradise in peril.  New Delhi: Sterling Publishers, 1991


Shlomowitz, Ralph
1986 “ Infant mortality and Fiji's Indian migrants, 1879-1919.” Indian Economic and Social History Review 23(3): 289-302.


Singh, Ken
1984 “Uluicalia sugar mill and its Indian workers, 1874-1876.”  Domodomo v. 2, no. 3, 1984, p.113-120


Sookdeo, Anil
1988 “Indian West-Indians and the ethnic processes in Trinidad and Tobago with some reference to the Fiji
          Indians.” Journal of Ethnic Studies 16(3): 27-45.


1979 The Indo-Fijian experience.  St. Lucia [Australia]: University of Queensland Press


Thiele, Bev
1986 Ethnic conflict and the plural society ideology in Fiji


Tinker, Hugh
1987 Fiji.  London: Minority Rights Group


Waiz, S. A.
1927 Indians abroad.  Bombay: The Imperial Indian citizenship association
West, Dalton

1988 Ethnic strife in paradise: Fiji 1987.”  Conflict 8(2-3): 217-