Maniam's Malyasian vision

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Wicks, Peter. 1997. "Maniam's Malyasian vision." Asian Profile. 25 (5), pp. 387-396.
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Maniam's Malyasian vision

ERA Journal ID18720
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AuthorWicks, Peter
Journal TitleAsian Profile
Journal Citation25 (5), pp. 387-396
Year1997
PublisherAsian Research Service
Place of PublicationRichmond, BC, Canada
ISSN0304-8675
Web Address (URL)http://www.asianresearchservice.com/Asianprofile.htm
Abstract

This paper is an attempt to understand Maniam’s creative output in terms of his life, his place, and his times, especially from the sustained fiction of the novels. Maniam’s texts tell us of an author living in a particular environment during a particular period of time, that is, from British Malaya to Malaysia. The texts themselves also provide insights that are both personal and cultural, furnishing a Tamil Indian perspective of Malaysia from a small town and rubber estate on the north of the peninsula. K.S. Maniam’s vision of Malaysia emphasises the fragility of belonging for recent immigrant groups, as well as the marginality of Indian Malaysians.

KeywordsManiam, Malaysian literature, Malaysia
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470524. Other Asian literature (excl. South-East Asian)
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Humanities and Communication
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