Pierre L. van den Berghe and
Edna Miller, "Some Factors Affecting
Social Relations in a Natal North Coast Community," Race Relations Journal 28, no. 2 ( 1961).
C. A. Woods, The Indian Community of Natal. Cape Town: Oxford
University Press, 1954.
See appended Bibliography. A more exhaustive and up-to-date
bibliography can be found in Hilda Kuper, Indian People in
Natal ( Durban: Natal University Press, 1960).
Adrian C. Mayer, Peasants in the Pacific, A Study of Fiji Indian
Rural Society ( London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1961). To
avoid overburdening the text with footnotes, specific factual references will be minimized.
For suggestions on the use of ex post facto experiments, see Ernest Greenwood, Experimental Sociology ( New York: King's
Crown Press, 1945).
Indian indenture immigration started in Mauritius in 1839. Cf. C. Kondapi, Indians Overseas, 1838-1949 ( New Delhi: Oxford
University Press, 1951), p. 8.
In the last twenty-five years, Fiji Indians have begun to outnumber the native Fijians. Cf. Mayer, op. cit., p. 7.
6. What Mayer calls panchayats in Fiji are not caste councils in the
traditional sense at all, but rather arbitration bodies of five members called together for the purpose of settling disputes without
resorting to the regular courts. Cf. ibid., pp. 116-120. 7.
For more detailed discussions of caste in Fiji and Natal, see
Kuper, op. cit., pp. 18-43; Mayer, op. cit., pp. 156-164; and B. Rambiritch
Pierre L. van den Berghe, "Caste in a Natal
Hindu Community," African Studies 20, no. 4 ( 1961). Of course,
caste is also breaking down in India since World War II. But, in India, the breakdown of caste is more a consequence of deliberate government policy since independence than a response to
changed conditions as in Fiji and Natal. In these latter territories,
the British government made no more effort to discourage caste
than it did in India itself.
In both countries, the Indian population is in the high-birth-rate
low-death-rate phase of their demographic history, while the
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Book title: Race and Ethnicity:Essays in Comparative Sociology.
Contributors: Pierre L. Van den Berghe - Author.
Publisher: Basic Books.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1970.
Page number: 274.
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