1st Edition

Routledge Revivals: India and The Pacific (1937)





ISBN 9781138563636
Published May 25, 2019 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1937, this book examines the changes in working conditions and vast improvements on sugar plantations in 20th century Fiji. By the 1930s, the sugar industry had become economically stronger through the substitution of the small tenant farm for the large plantation. Andrews examines how this led to a moral and social transformation in Fijian society. He also highlights many unsolved problems, and is aware that dependence on a single crop supported by imperial preference is too narrow a basis for progress in Fijian society. In the latter chapters Andrews reviews the position of Indian dispersion in the pacific, and reviews the relation of India itself to the pacific countries and Europe at a time when the British Empire was experiencing a great fall in prestige. There are also chapters that contain matters of specific interest to Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

 

Table of Contents

Preface

1. The Indenture System  

2. The Old and The New 

3. Twenty Years After 

4. The C.S.R. Company 

5. The Fijian People 

6. The Will To Live 

7. The Land Question 

8. Queen Victoria’s Pledge  

9. The Indian Dilemma  

10. The Europeans 

11. The Racial Problem 

12. The Franchise Issue 

13. The Training of the Child 

14. The Future of Fiji 

15. The Indian Dispersion  

16. Australia and India  

17. The Problem of the Tropics  

18. India, China, and Japan 

19. India’s Place in the Pacific 

20. Europe and Asia

Appendix A: The Fiji Census Report

Appendix B: Tagore and China

Index

 

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