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Bangladeshi literature in English: a critical anthology

Quayum, Mohammad Abdul and Hasan, Md. Mahmudul, eds. (2021) Bangladeshi literature in English: a critical anthology. Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, Dhaka. ISBN 978-984-35-0677-1

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The urge to express creatively in English among the people of what is now Bangladesh goes back to the early days of their colonial encounter with the British. However, the tradition of Bangladeshi literature in English lagged behind its Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan counterparts, which have claimed precedence in literary history books and attracted considerable critical discussion. However, it should not be forgotten that from 1947 to 1971, Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) and Pakistan (then West Pakistan) constituted a single country, combinedly known as Pakistan. Consequently, the literary contribution of East Pakistani writers in English during that 24-year period became part of Pakistani literature in English. The first-ever critical anthology on Bangladeshi Anglophone literature, this book argues that the literary tradition has prolific and distinguished historical origins. It marks the beginning of more research in this area, as Bangladeshi literature in English has been growing steadily, especially in the twenty-first century.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2021 16:21
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2021 16:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/91869

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