The Ram Charit Manas of Tulsidas kept their morale high besides keeping them in touch with the language and culture. It may be of interest to those Indians who have not yet visited the Laghu Bharat that is away from the mainland and is nestling as an island in the Indian Ocean.
The scenic beauty of Mauritius beckons. One may go out in any direction on the island nation, and the roar or the murmur of waves of the Indian Ocean cannot be missed.
The urban and the rural divide are not so marked as in the urban and rural markings in Bharat. The clothings and food habits are just about the same. Of course, the young nation of Mauritius has yet to find its distinct identity. There is an appreciable number of men and women from Polynesian and creole descent. Both the French and the English who ruled the island nation have left their marks in the form of language, plays that are often a by-product of the cultural heritage.
Notwithstanding some disparity following the urban and the rural divide, the people live in peace and harmony. The party elders and the gram sabha pramukh see to it that some foreign and imported influence may not mix the poison of separatism and spoil the tranquility prevailing now. Mauritius has the record of unbroken peace and tranquility from the day the present settlement came into being. The people are proud of it.
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