Fiji: troubled journey of a beleaguered nation

Brij V. Lal*

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    In this highly personalised essay, the author, who was born in Fiji to first generation immigrants from India, reflects on the dramatic–and, to many, heart-rending–transformation that Fijian society has undergone since its independence from British rule just half a century ago. He attributes Fiji’s decline, and its culture of coup d’etats, to a deep-rooted failure of leadership which allowed symbols of democracy to prevail over its substance.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)645-662
    Number of pages18
    JournalRound Table
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2021


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