In the novels of the malaysian indian k s maniam, the contestation of recognition and reification forms the central tension in the protagonists' identity development as members of a minority community in the multi-ethnic landscape of malaya/malaysia each central character's conflict lies in his/her ability/ disability to balance.
The journey through the many pathways of the adopted land has etched an intricate pattern of the malaysian indian self k s maniam, a writer of indo- malaysian descent, has thus far produced a number of imaginative writings that deal, for the most part, with such intricacies of the indo-malaysian experience however, the. Subramaniam krishnan (born 1942), popularly known as k s maniam, is an indian malaysian academic and novelist contents [hide] 1 biography 2 bibliography 3 external links 4 references biography k s maniam has been writing from his early teens his stories have appeared in numerous journals around.
Malaysian novelist ks maniam is still based in malaysia and has not left to the united states as claimed in dewan sastera recently in an essay titled “ kolonialisme dan etnosentrisme: suatu retrospeksi penulis india malaysia”, maniam was reported to have left the country purely for the purpose of. This paper intends to examine the dilemmas, agonies and desolations of indian community in malaysia which have been reflected in ks maniam's autobiographical novel the return (1981) in his 2007 published paper entitled k s maniam: malaysian writer wicks describes ks maniam as a prolific.
Maniam 28/06/2010 introduction ks maniam is a prolific writer with an impressive academic background before turning to full-time writing, he led a life of teaching his creative ks maniam¶s autobiographical novel, the return, presents an indian boy¶s journey of self-discovery while growing up in malaya as dr cw.
Ks maniam is a prolific writer with an impressive academic background ks maniam's autobiographical novel, the return, presents an indian boy's journey of self-discovery while growing up in malaya it is certain that ks maniam had one or maybe more reasons for entitling this book the return. Rushdie's claim might sound a bit audacious, but certainly countries like india, south africa or even neighbouring singapore can profess to be literary keethuanchye won the australian cultural award in 1994, and ks maniam was honoured with the raja rao award for fiction by the indian sahitya.