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The Burning Elephant by Christopher Raja

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May 2016, no. 381

The Burning Elephant by Christopher Raja

Giramondo $19.95 pb, 192 pp, 9781922146922

The Burning Elephant by Christopher Raja

by
May 2016, no. 381

Set during the lead-up to the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards in 1984, The Burning Elephant is coloured by political eruptions. Through the eyes of young Govinda, a story unfolds about discord within a marriage, sectarian violence, and the anticipation of a family preparing to emigrate to Australia.

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