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02 Wadan Narsey books

As part of my contribution towards community education in Fiji, I am personally publishing books which bring together my writings on Fiji’s development problems over the last thirty years- Fiji Developing, Volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4.  They will be useful not just to students and teachers of economics (as a reader on applied economic policy issues in Fiji) but also social leaders, Members of Parliament, journalists, researchers, donors, and any one else interested in Fiji’s development problems.

Volume 1:   The Challenges of Growing the Fiji Economy  (xxvii, 596 pp.) 2018.

Cover Vol 1


From Prefaces and Endorsements

Example of Student Useful Material

Review by Dr. Neelesh Gounder (Senior Lecturer in Economics, USP).

I am extremely grateful to Dr. Mere Samisoni and her HBK team for making this educational book easily accessible throughout Fiji at the following Hot Bread Kitchen (HBK) outlets at the low introductory price of $40:

  1. HBK, Fenton Street, Lami.
  2. HBK, RB Patel, Harbour Point, Lami.
  3. HBK, Grantham Road, Raiwaqa.
  4. HBK, Ratu Mara Road, Samabula.
  5. HBK, Damodar City, Opposite USP, Laucala Beach Road, Laucala Beach.
  6. HBK, Port Denarau, Nadi.
  7. HBK, RB Patel, Jet Point, Nadi.
  8. HBK RB Patel, West Point, Lautoka.
  9. HBK Lici, Butt Street, Suva.
  10. HBK Namaka, Main Road, Nadi close to Fiji National University (FNU).


British Imperialism and the Making of British Colonial Currency Systems. Palgrave Macmillan, London, 2016.



Foreword (Professor Larry Neal)

1     The accepted history of British colonial currency systems and the key questions

2     Currency policies for Britain (1698-1893): adoption of the Gold Standard and
rejection of silver and bimetallism

3      Colonial currency policies (1600-1893): from international to localized

4      India 1893-1912: conflicts and imperial resolution

5      Straits Settlements 1893 – 1912:  the transition from India to West Africa

6      The establishment of the West African Currency Board: 1893-1912

7     Conflicts over the administration of colonial reserves in London (1927-1957),
academic criticisms and imperial responses

8      Reassessment of the currency board debate

9.     Currency and monetary policies in white settler colonies

10      Conclusion

 Appendix of Tables

 Primary Sources at the Public Records Office, Kew Gardens, London).


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