Maniam's Malyasian vision

Wicks, Peter (1997) Maniam's Malyasian vision. Asian Profile, 25 (5). pp. 387-396. ISSN 0304-8675

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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.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: No response to requests for copyright permission from publisher.
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2008 00:14
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: Maniam, Malaysian literature, Malaysia
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200522 Other Asian Literature (excl. South-East Asian)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4342

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