Professor Brij Lal is the Founding Director of The Centre for the Contemporary Pacific at the Australian National University (ANU). Convenor, Division of Pacific and Asian History and former Chair of Faculty, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies. Deputy Director of the School of Culture, History and Language at the ANU.
Professor Lal’s research interests extend to, Culture and History of the Indian Diaspora; comparative colonialism and constitutionalism; Fiction, Faction and History Writing; and Asian diaspora.
I would like to thank Professor Lal for allowing me to use excerpts from his books and articles.