Professor Subramani, Fiji National University, Lautoka, Fiji.
Professor Vijay Naidu, University of the South Pacific, Fiji
Professor Ajay Kumar Dubey, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.
Professor Biman Prasad, Director, Fiji Institute of Applied Studies, and Parliament of Fiji, Fiji
Professor Dharmendra Sharma, University of Canberra, Australia
Professor Narendra Reddy, Head of MBA Programme, University of Fiji, Fiji
Professor Ram Karan, Dean, College of Business, Fiji National University, Nasinu, Fiji.
Professor Satendra Nandan, (Emeritus), University of Canberra, Australia
Professor Satish Chand, School of Business, UNSW Canberra, Australia
Professor Steven Ratuva, Director, Centre for Pacific Studies, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Professor Vinay Lal, Department of History, UCLA., USA
Dr. Ajaya K. Sahoo, Director, Centre for the Study of Indian Diaspora, University of Hyderabad, India
Dr. Jacqui Leckie, Otago University, New Zealand
Dr. Mohit Prasad, University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
Dr. Narayan R. Raju, Director, Pathology Research Laboratory, Inc, South San Francisco., USA
Dr. Neelesh Goundar, University of the South Pacific, Fiji.
Dr. Rajni Chand, University of the South Pacific, Fiji
Dr. Shailendra Singh, University of the South Pacific, Fiji
Mr. John Sami, Auckland, New Zealand
Mr. Nadesa Goundar, Unitec, Auckland, New Zealand
Conference Chairman / Chief Convener: Dr. Sunil Kumar, Univ. of the South Pacific.
Conference Vice Chair/Deputy Convener: Dr. Rajni Chand, Univ. of the South Pacific
Conference Organising Secretary: Dr. Ganesh Chand.
Chairman, CCAII Convention Organising Committee: Mr. Jagannath Sami, Fiji Girmit Council.
Conference Contact Details:
Chairman/Chief Convener: email@example.com ; mobile: (679) 9948097
Deputy Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org ; mobile: (679) 9485468
Organising Secretary: email@example.com ; mobile: (679) 9955709
Office: Girmit Centre, Queens Road, Lautoka
Phone: 679-6660544, (Mob) 679-9998594
Fijileaks: One obvious Indo-Fijian woman who could have been inducted onto the Committee is Dr Shaista Shameem. She did her PhD on the way men ignored the women in Indenture. Her thesis was titled: 'Sugar and Spice: Wealth Accumulation and the Labour of Indian Women in Fiji: 1879-1930'
Main Theme: Indian Indentureship and Girmitiya Descendants: Past, Present and Future
Suggested Topics for Papers:
- Girmit-Indigenous Polity
- Indenture and Economy
- Historical Grounding
- Girmit & Business
- Gender & Development
- Violence of Indenture
- Art, Drama, Film, Music: Girmit in Consciousness
- Writers Forum: Language of Girmit
- Education & Development
- Science & Technology
- Health & Medicine
- Twice/Thrice Banished
- Engaging with the Girmit Diaspora
- Girmit, India, and the Contemporary World
- Future: the next 100 years
Language: English (Hindi, Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam, French, Fijian languages acceptable for Writers Forum). Those who need translation services should advise the Secretariat by 31 Dec 2016.
Who Should Attend?: All researchers, writers and activists whose interest is in Girmit.
Important Dates: The following are the critical dates:
1. Submission of Abstract: 31 December 2016
2. Notification of acceptance: 15 January 2017
3. Full paper submission: 28 February 2017
4. Early Registration: 28 February 2017
5. Late Registration: 22 March 2017
6. Daily Registration: 22-24 March 2017
Conference Dinner: 22 March 2017
Networking Dinner: 23 March 2017
Closing Dinner: 24 March 2017
Excursions: 25 March 2017 / 26 March 2017
Registration Fee (to be confirmed):
Girmitiya Country Residents/India Residents: $F50 (USD25)
Other Residents: $F100 (USD50)
Students, Unemployed, Retired: no charge
Day Rates: $F20 (excludes dinners)
All participants must register.
* Full Registration Fee covers conference materials, session fees, and all teas and dinners. Separate charges for excursions would be levied. Details to be announced soon.