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Turnings: Fiji Factions

Lal, Brij

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Through Dr Lal’s refreshingly clear and powerful prose and sharply observed stories, we enter the inner world of Indo-Fijian feeling and aspiration. One universal that emerges with particular clarity in the Indo-Fijian experience is the ceaseless struggle to find community in a changing world, balancing the beauty of ritual and tradition against the transcendent value of education and modern rationality. The volume poses the question of how people draw upon historical memory and immediate...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorLal, Brij
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:30:20Z
dc.identifier.isbn9789823010335 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/22280
dc.description.abstractThrough Dr Lal’s refreshingly clear and powerful prose and sharply observed stories, we enter the inner world of Indo-Fijian feeling and aspiration. One universal that emerges with particular clarity in the Indo-Fijian experience is the ceaseless struggle to find community in a changing world, balancing the beauty of ritual and tradition against the transcendent value of education and modern rationality. The volume poses the question of how people draw upon historical memory and immediate circumstances to create a social world, and how that world can be shared with others in multicultural society. The answer seems to lie somewhere between history and poetry, as in Dr Lal’s ‘factions.’
dc.format.extent221 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherFiji Institute of Applied Studies
dc.publisherANU ePress
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.rights.urihttp://press.anu.edu.au/about/conditions-use
dc.source.urihttp://press.anu.edu.au?p=230401
dc.titleTurnings: Fiji Factions
dc.typeBook
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2008
local.identifier.absfor210313 - Pacific History (excl. New Zealand and Maori)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu3132382xPUB21
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.contributor.affiliationLal, Brij, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.identifier.doi10.22459/T.03.2013
dc.date.updated2015-12-07T10:03:33Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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