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Gopalan Sellan
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But My House Was Here And Other Stories

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Owing to rapid development, ethnic Indian plantation life is fast disappearing in Malaysia with much fear that eventually no trace may be left of it. Several stories in this collection attempt to capture the history and culture of this minority community though narration of human anxieties in the midst of such social discord.

An old woman goes in search of a life long lost,...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published 2011 by The Writers' Publishing House Sdn Bhd
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Zen Cho
Bought direct from the author, who is a friend's dad.

I really enjoyed this. There were grammatical and typographical errors, so it could have done with another round of editing, and the prose is mostly workmanlike rather than polished. (I'm informed the author's writing in Tamil is more poetic.) But the narration was sensitive, observant and imaginative. I was really impressed by the range of perspectives offered in the book. Even with very famous, technically skilled writers you often find them...more
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