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The Girmit ideology re-examined

Mishra, V. (1983) The Girmit ideology re-examined. In: Nandan, S., (ed.) Language and Literature. The University of the South Pacific/Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies, Suva, Fiji, pp. 240-253.

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Abstract

"Because of what I am and because of what you saw I am a terrible object of fascination for you. I am a severed head such as primitive tribes and old alchemists used to use, anointing it with oil and putting a morsel of gold upon its tongue to make it utter prophecies. And who knows but that long acquaintance with a severed head might not lead to strange knowledge. for such knowledge one would have paid enough."

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: The University of the South Pacific/Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies
Notes: Proceedings: ACLALS 5th Triennial Conference, Suva, 3-8 Jan., 1980.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/13366
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