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The feudal post-colonial: The Fiji Crisis

Mishra, V. (2001) The feudal post-colonial: The Fiji Crisis. In: Paranjape, M., (ed.) In diaspora: Theories, histories, texts. Indialog Publications Pvt Ltd, pp. 319-340.


Shedding its minority status, it has demonstrated its inclination for becoming a majority, not in the sense of numerical superiority, but of growing up, maturing, attaining self-apprehension and self-expression. It can now look at itself, the host country, and the homeland, with a critical humor that has not necessarily dulled its passion or lessened the intensity of its engagement.Moreover, the Indian diaspora has become an important economic force, whose reputed nto worth exceeds hundreds of billions of dollars. It is, at once, more mobile and cohesive than ever before, what with faster means of travel and communication. Not only has the old diaspora made inroads into the new, but the access of all the scattered peoples of Indian origin to India, the motherland, has also increased dramatically. Now, it actually seems as if this diaspora has an unprecedented ascendancy and leverage both in the host country and the homeland. Perhaps its days of 'impossibel mourning, 'to use Vijay Mishra's phrase, might at last be at an end..."

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Publisher: Indialog Publications Pvt Ltd
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