Category Archives: Queen Victoria FUEL sugar estate

The Queen-Victoria ritual complex

Queen Victoria ritual complex, Mauritius, 2017, credits: Dr Mathieu Claveyrolas

SITE – Basic information

Country: Mauritius
City: Queen-Victoria
Languages used for ceremonies and prayers: Mauritian Creole, Sanskrit, Tamil

SITE – Overview of the site

The Queen-Victoria ritual complex, located in the middle of canefields on the lands of the FUEL sugar-estate (East of Mauritius), gathering in a small unified space a Tamil temple, a Bhojpuri temple, Christian and Muslim ritual places and a therapist waiting and consulting room – all being frequented by each visitor whatever his actual main affiliation. According to a first observation, visitors (mainly women and couples from all generations) come from all ethnic and social backgrounds.

SITE – Conflicts revolving around the site


SITE – Bibliography pertaining to the site

[coming soon]

Benoist, Jean. 1998. Hindouismes créoles : Mascareignes, Antilles, Paris : Éditions du CTHS, 303 p.

Claveyrolas, Mathieu. 2017. Quand l’hindouisme est créole. Indianité et plantation à l’île Maurice, Paris : Editions de l’EHESS.

Servan-Schreiber, Catherine (ed.). 2014. Indianité et créolité à l’île Maurice, Paris: Editions de l’EHESS, coll. Purushartha n°32.

SITE – Photos of the site


Fiedwork conducted by Dr. Mathieu Claveyrolas