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The author of the book: Ashok Mathur
Edition: Arsenal Pulp Press
Date of issue: July 1st 2002
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 36.82 MB
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Reader ratings: 5.6
ISBN: 1551520583
ISBN 13: 9781551520582
Language: English

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"Once Upon an Elephant" is a contemporary tale of Hindu deity Ganesh and what happens when worlds, cultures, and stories collide. A whimsical, contemporary retelling of the creation story of Ganesh?the elephant-headed Hindu deity?"Once Upon an Elephant" is rife with humour and political satire. When the police find unusual boy parts?a young man's head and an elephant's body?they assume a murder has been committed, and the case goes to trial. But the appearance of Vighnesvara, a manifestation of Ganesh with the body of a young man and the head of an elephant, in the courtroom of ultra-conservative Judge McEchern throws things into chaos. Around the world statues of Ganesh are drinking offered milk, and poor Judge McEchern has troubles enough with his carnival court: witnesses who testify in languages other than English, testimony from an accused who grows extra arms at will, and a murder victim, with the head of an elephant, who refuses to stay dead. Ganesh is known as the lord of obstacles, and "Once Upon an Elephant" is strewn with them, twisting, turning, and thwarting expectations about race, class, and sexuality, all within a page-turning murder mystery. This was Ashok Mathur's first novel; his second novel, "The Short, Happy Life of Harry Kumar," is also available from Arsenal Pulp Press.


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Ebook Once Upon an Elephant read Online! Ashok Mathur is an Indo-Canadian writer, visual artist and an associate professor of English and Modern Languages at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC, Canada. He holds a Canada Research Chair in Cultural and Artistic Inquiry and is the director of the Centre for Innovation in Culture and the Arts in Canada. He was born in Bhopal, India. In 1962, he emigrated with his family to Canada and was raised in the Maritimes. He has lived and worked in Calgary and Vancouver. He completed his studies at the University of Calgary, earning a Bachelor's degree, Master of Arts and Ph.D.. Prior to joining Thompson Rivers University in 2005, he taught at the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design.


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