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The Elephant Trophy and Other Stories

Paul Gnanaselvam
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The Elephant Trophy and Other Stories is a collection of 18 slice-of-life short stories featuring nuanced and diverse depictions of the Indian community in Malaysia. The overall theme of this collection echoes the outer and inner demons that possess the Malaysian Indian community that dictates the overlook of their lives as Indians and Malaysians. The collection covers themes such as socio-politics, socio-economic imbalance, gender issues, social class juxtaposed to community values.

Published: May/2021

ISBN: 9789814914017

Length: 240 Pages

The Elephant Trophy and Other Stories

Paul Gnanaselvam

The Elephant Trophy and Other Stories is a collection of 18 slice-of-life short stories featuring nuanced and diverse depictions of the Indian community in Malaysia. The overall theme of this collection echoes the outer and inner demons that possess the Malaysian Indian community that dictates the overlook of their lives as Indians and Malaysians. The collection covers themes such as socio-politics, socio-economic imbalance, gender issues, social class juxtaposed to community values.

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Paul Gnanaselvam

Paul GnanaSelvam is an Ipoh-born writer and poet whose work often focuses on the experiences, issues and identity conflicts of those in the Indian diaspora. His poems and short stories have been published both locally and internationally in e-magazines, anthologies and literary journals. His first collection of short stories, a mixed bag of themes on Malaysian Indians was published in Nov 2013 by MPH Group Publishing, Malaysia. The collection was used as reading texts for the English Literature programmes both at University Tunku Abdul Rahman and University of Nottingham in Malaysia. It was also studied for literature based thesis projects and coursework by undergraduates.