Subramani

PUBLICATIONS
BOOKS

Human Values Education. Lautoka: Institute  of Sri Sathya Sai Education , 2012

A Play of Many Parts. Suva: Star Printers, 2011.

Shifting Location (ed.) Sydney: Casula Powerhouse, 2009

Kala Ki Talaash. New Delhi: Star Publications, 2007.

Dauka Puraan. New Delhi: Star Publications, 2001.

Altering Imagination. Suva: Fiji Writers’ Association, 1995.

After Narrative; The Pursuit of Reality and Fiction(ed.). Suva: University of the South

Pacific, 1990.

The Fantasy Eaters. Washington: The Three Continents Press, 1988.

South Pacific Literature: From Myth to Fabulation. Suva: Institute of Pacific Studies,

  1. Reprinted with two new chapters and an Introduction in 1992.

The Indo-Fijian Experience(ed.). St.Lucia: The University of Queensland Press, 1978.

PLAYS

Retreat; A Three-Act Play

‘Sea Wall’, One-act play, Dreadlocks Interrupted, Suva, pp.158-178

One in Many, A children’s play. Performed in Sydney,  2004.

Baba80.  Performed in Sydney in November 2004.

TEXT BOOKS

LL102.Introduction to Pacific Literature. Suva: USP, 1989, revised in 2004.

LL231.Creative Writing 1, 2004.

MONOGRAPH

Pacific Epistemologies. Suva: Pacific Writing Forum, 2003.

SHORT FICTION

Exiles in a Park, Dreadlocks, Vol.1, pp55-67.

Captive in a Liberated Bush, With Heart and Nerve and Sinew by Arlene Griffen (Suva:                Christmas Club, 1997), pp.361-372.

The Constant Collaborator, Shifting Location, Sydney, Casual Powerhouse, 2009

Tell Me Where the Train Goes, Nuanua edited by Albert Wendt (Auckland: Auckland University Press, 1995), pp.113-119. First published in The Third Mana Annual of Creative Writing,Suva, pp. 75-77. Reprinted in Gaganachal (translated into Hindi), Vol.2.No.4 (1979), pp.107-114. Also reprinted in The Literary Review, Vol.29, No.4 (Summer, 1986), pp.538-544; Creative Writing from Fiji edited by S Atherton and S Nandan (Fiji Writers’Association), pp.128-135.

Kala, The Faber Book of Contemporary South Pacific edited by C.K.Stead (London: Faber and Faber, 1994), pp.2003-217. First published in Span, No.18, April 1984, pp.2-19. Being translated into French, 2006.

Dear Primitive, South Pacific Stories edited by Helen and Chris Tiffin (St.Lucia: SPACLALS, 1980), pp.112-121. Reprinted in Manoa: A Journal of International Writing, 5, 1 (Summer, 1993), pp.221-226; Kunapipi Vol.1, No 2, 1979, pp.26-35.

Gamalian’s Woman, South Pacific Stories (1980), pp.22-30. Reprinted as The Return in The Illustrated Weekly of India, July 26-August 1, pp.46-47;  in Creative Writing from Fiji (1985), pp.122-127.

Sautu, Lali: A Pacific Anthology edited by Albert Wendt (Auckland: Longman Paul, 1980), pp.58-67.

Marigolds, Lali (1980), pp. 68-75.

Groundlings, UNISPAC, Suva, Fiji, p.18. Reprinted in New Ceylon Writing 4 (1979), pp.61-64.

No Man’s Land,  Mana Review, Vol.2, No.1, 1977, pp.55-63. Reprinted in Seaweeds and Constructions, No.7, 1983, pp.33-41; translated into Chinese, Oceanic Literature, No.2, (1982), pp.244-274.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

The Ramchandramanas Country, India-Fiji Experience, edited by Kamal Kishore Mishra and Satendra Nandan (New Delhi: Indian Council of Cultural Relations, 2013 ).

Overseas Indians and Hindi, Hindi Overseas: Present Status and Future, edited by Om Prakash Kejariwal (New Delhi: Nehru Institute, 2004), pp.13-35.

Introduction to Larry Thomas’s play Just Another Day in Beyond Ceremony edited by Ian Gaskell (Suva: IPS, PWF, 2001), pp. 114-116.

Reinscribing Vision, Learning Together: Report of Fiji Islands Commission 2000 (Suva: Government of Fiji, 2001), pp.1-16.

Learning Languages Together, Report of Fiji Islands Education Commission (2001), pp.290-301.

Living in Diversity: The Multicultural Curriculum, Report of Fiji Islands Commission (2201), 302-311.

Arts Curriculum: A Way of Knowing, Report of Fiji Islands Commission (2001), pp.326-331.

The End of Free States, The Culture of Globalization edited by Frederic Jameson and Masao Miyoshi (Durham: Duke University, 1998), pp.146-163.

Preparing Education for the Twenty-First Century: An Agenda for Education Reform, With Heart and Nerve and Sinew edited by Arlene Griffen (1997), pp. 361-372.

Civil Society: People’s Participation and Building a Political Consensus in Fiji, Fiji in Transition edited by Brij V. Lal and Tomasi Vakatora (Suva: School of Social and Economic Development, USP, 1997), pp.24-43.

Childhood as a Fiction, Asia/Pacific as a Space of Cultural Production edited by Rob Wilson and Arif Dirlik (Durham: Duke University, 1995), 178-203.

Reinventing Oceania, Response to Epeli Hau’ofa’s ‘Our Sea of Islands’ in A New Oceania edited by Eric Waddell et al (Suva: SSED, 1993), pp. 26-27.

On Writing, A Garland of Achievement (Suva: USP, 1993), pp. 76-78.

Artists in a Changing South Pacific: The Oral Poet and the Writer, Language and Literature edited by Satendra Nandan (Suva: USP, 1983), 317-326.

Images of Fiji in Literature, South Pacific Images edited by Chris Tiffin (St. Lucia: SPACLALS, 1978), pp.43-52.

The Mythic Quest, Powre Above Powres edited by H.H.Anniah Gowda (Mysore: University of Mysore, 1977), pp.165-186.

GENERAL ARTICLES AND LITERARY CRITICISM

Altering Fictional Maps: Inscribing Childhood Vernacular, Span, No.52, April 2002, pp. 88-94.

The Oceanic Imaginary, Span, No.48/49, pp.1-73. Reprinted in The Contemporary Pacific (2001), pp.149-162 with responses.

The Diasporic Imagination, Literary Studies East and West (Honolulu), pp. 173-186.

Childhood as a Fiction, Boundary2, Vol.1, pp.136-162.

Discovering Films, The Fiji Times, a series of articles on Indian art cinema, April –August 1992.

Interview with Epeli Hau’ofa, Landfall, Vol.43, No.1, March 1989, pp. 35-51.

Indo-Fijian Writing, World Literature in English, Vol.1, 27, No.1 (Spring 1987), pp. 111-151. Reprinted in Ethics: Renaissance in the Pacific (Spring 1989), pp. 41-47 (in French and English).

Literature and the Emerging Elites, Oceanic Literature, No.9 (1985), pp.148-179 (in Chinese).

Pacific Notes, Span, 14, 1982, pp. 14-19.

Tongan Sketches, Faikava, June 1982, pp. 28-32.

Short Fiction in the South Pacific, New Literature Review, No.9, pp. 7-15.

Oral Forms in Wendt’s Fiction, Echos du Commonwealth, No.8, pp. 56-68.

Oral Literature and the Beginning of Prose Fiction in Tonga, Faikava, No.6 (December 1980), pp. 35-39.

The Historical Consciousness in V.S. Naipaul, Commonwealth Quarterly, No.12 (December) 1979), pp. 3-22.

A Poet’s Perspective: An Interview with Alfred Yuson, Impulse (Spring 1979), pp. 59-61.

Oceania: From Oral Tradition to Literature in English, Span, No.6 (April 1978), pp.31-33. Reprinted in Fiji Library Association Journal, No. 1 (April, 1979), pp. 5-11; Impulse (Spring 1979), pp.62-63; Oceanic Literature, 1, pp. 239-244 (in Chinese).

Women in South Pacific Literature, World Literature Written in English, Vol.17, No.1 (April 1978), pp.263-267.

English for Fiji? South Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, Vol6. No.2 (1978) pp.139-143.

Labasa: Heat, Dust and Apathy, Fiji Teachers’ Journal, Vol.3 (1977), pp.70-73.

A New language Course for Form Five, Fiji English Teachers’ Journal, No.1 (1976), pp. 6-22.

Fiji’s Budding Writers and Poets, The Fiji Times, November 6, 1976, pp. 12-13. Reprinted as English Words Fijian

Images in Mana Review, Vol.1, No.2 (December 1976), pp.70-74.

The Mythic Quest: Literary Responses to the South Seas, Mana Review, Vol.1, No.1 (January 1976), pp. 6-20.

Reprinted in Literary Half-Yearly, 18, 1 (1977), pp.165-186.

A Bibliography of South Seas Fiction, Fiji Teachers’ Journal, No.6 (1973), pp. 15-22.

Possible Usefulness of Chomsky’s Generative Grammar, Fiji English Teachers’ Journal, No.5 (1973), 32-35.

REVIEWS

Regular book and film reviews in The Asia Pacific Voice monthly newspaper 2006 (Sydney).

A Writer in Hindi Triumphs, The Fiji Times, 11 December 1993, p.4

A Pacific Musical Fantasy, review of Vilsoni Hereniko’s Sina Ma Tinilau, UNISPAC, December, 1989,pp.34-35.

Rushdie’s Book Reviewed, Tradenews, May 1989, p.15.

A New Novel by a Fiji Writer, The Fiji Times, 11 may, 1984, p.11.

Voices of Independence, Black Writing from Papua New Guinea, Journal of Polynesia Society, Vol.91 (June 1982), pp. 301-302.

Islam and Politics, The Fiji Times, 1 May, 1982, p.21.

A Look at Indian Politics and Celebration, The Fiji Times, 22 January, 1981, p.16.

Writing in Wilderness, Fiji Teachers’ Journal, Vol.3 (1977), p.31-32.

Two Poetry Anthologies for Fiji, Mana Review, Vol.1, No.1, (January 1976), pp.75-78.

Best Stories of the South Pacific, Journal of Polynesia Society, 84:4 (1975), pp.522-526.

Nectar in a Sieve, Fiji English Teachers’ Journal, No.8 (May 1974), pp. 14-22.

Vidia Naipaul’s Mr.Biswas, Fiji English Teachers’ Journal, No.8 (May 1974), pp.14-22.

Green Days by the River, World Literature Written in English, No.19, pp.84-85.

JOURNAL AND NEWSPAPER

The Asia Pacific Voice (Editor) 2006-

Pacific Writing Forum Network (Advisory Board) 1998-2003

Mana (Editor) 1976-1978

Mana Review (Editor) 1976

Fiji English Teachers’ Journal (Editor) 1974-76

The Road Ahead (Editor), A Publication of the Fiji National Federation Party, 1997