2000 FIji COUP
My research in Fiji culminated in a book examining the historical and political underpinnings of the 2000 Fiji coup, as well as the experiences of living under conditions of political violence.
I also examined humour during political violence and contested claims over belonging to the nation-state.
My other works on Fiji and Indo-Fijian society include examinations of embodiment, religion, and gender.
2005. “Between Victims and Assailants, Victims and Friends: Sociality and the Imagination in Indo-Fijian Narratives of Rural Violence During the May 2000 Fiji Coup.” In A. Strathern, P. Stewart, and N. Whitehead (eds). Terror and Violence: Imagination and the Unimaginable. London: Pluto Press. Pp. 117-141.
2010. “The Jungle and the City: Perceptions of the Urban among Indo-Fijians in Suva, Fiji.” In E. Dürr and R.K. Jaffe (eds). Urban Pollution: Cultural Meanings, Social Practices. Berghahn Books. Pp. 86-102.
2008. "Tourism or Terrorism: Negotiating European Desires and Debates over Democracy in Fiji." In B.V. Lal, G. Chand, and V. Naidu (eds.). 1987: Fiji Twenty Years On. Lautoka: Fiji Institute of Applied Studies. Pp. 157-170.
2004. TRNKA, S.H. “Upahar Gaon” In B.V. Lal (ed.). Bittersweet. Canberra: Pandanus Books, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies. Pp. 135-150
2002. “Introduction: Communities in Crisis.” Pacific Studies. Special issue, Ethnographies of the May 2000 Fiji Coup. S. Trnka (ed). 25 (4): 1-8.