1st Edition

Routledge Revivals: India and The Pacific (1937)

By C.F. Andrews Copyright 1937
    220 Pages
    by Routledge

    220 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.



    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




    C.F. Andrews