From Girmitiya to Government: Writers of Indian Diaspora in Fiji

Onkar Nath Upadhyay


The literature produced by the descendants of Girmitiyas is known as Girmitia Literature. During the post colonial period the British government came to margin whereas the third world countries came to the center on the account of their hard work, homeliness and natural environment. Writers like V.S Naipaul, Satyendra Nandan, M.G Vassanji, Vijay Mishra, Sudesh Mishra K S Manian and so on expressed their anguish through their literature. Gradually, these Girmitiyas came to the government on the basis of their honesty and servitude. The paper aims at highlighting the growth and development of Girmitiya literature, its characteristic features and its repercussions in the 21st century life and literature.


Girmitiyas; postcolonial; margin; third world

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