Indo-Fijian writing is unique. The writers re-present the diasporan situation. Being the descendants of girmityas, they inherited along with the collective memory of suffering and servitude, the girmitya attachment to the Indian traditions, customs, values, religions, languages, music, arts, food and fashion. The girmityas' memories about India united them, made them distinct and helped them create a home away from home. But what was important is in all these aspects, the girmityas adopted an egalitarian ethos and practicality and changed themselves.