> Skip to content
  • Published: 3 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9789814914017
  • Imprint: PRH SEA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 248
  • RRP: $22.99

The Elephant Trophy and Other Stories



A distinct glimpse into the transactional experiences of a community as migrants, citizens and the marginalized.

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 MalaysiaThe overall theme of this collection echoes the outer and inner demons that possess the Malaysian Indian community. Specifically, the stories dictate the outlook of their lives as both Indians and Malaysians.. The collection covers themes such as sociopolitics, socio-economic imbalance, gender issues, social class juxtaposed to community values.

  • Published: 3 August 2021
  • ISBN: 9789814914017
  • Imprint: PRH SEA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 248
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

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. Writing since 2006, he has published both locally and internationally in anthologies, literary journals and e-magazines. His first collection of short stories, a mixed bag of themes on the slice-of-life stories of Malaysian Indians, was published in 2013. He currently teaches writing while undertaking research on instructional communication and L2 writing in Higher Education at University Tunku Abdul Rahman in Kampar, West Malaysia

Related titles