08/14/2013 02:34 PM
BATON ROUGE – LSU Professor Brij Mohan, dean emeritus of the School of Social Work,
debuts as a novelist as he celebrates his 74th birthday. His 18th book, “Death of
an Elephant” marks a significant milestone in his distinguished career at LSU.
“Death of an Elephant” is an allegory of existence. Joseph V. Ricapito, Yenni Distinguished
Professor Emeritus in the Department of English, in his foreword to this novella,
writes, “Mohan entices the curiosity of his book with the piquant title, ‘Death of
an Elephant’ ... The term ‘magic realism,’ used with respect to the work of García
Màrquez, perhaps best explicates aspects of this fine novel ... Mohan has expertly
charted this voyage from early urges of permanence in an impermanent world.”
The book is simultaneously released by iUniverse; Amazon.com; and Barns & Noble, including other channels.
Mohan was the recipient of a Distinguished Life-Time Achievement Award in 2008. He took voluntary retirement effective 2010 to invest himself as a full-time writer. His most recent books include “Development,” “Poverty of Culture and Social Policy” and “Society and Social Justice.” He is currently working on his autobiography, due out next year, titled “Kafka’s Cave: An Academic Memoir.”
Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2013