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Men and Women Relationship in Manik Bandopadhyay's Padma Nadir Majhi and Zahir Raihan's Hajar Bochor Dhore

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 International Islamic University Chittagong    

       Department of English Language & literature

       Course title: Research Methodology

       Course code: Eng- 4732

       Submitted By:

            Jannatul Nusrat, N-151370

                        7th Semester , D section


       Submitted To:

                Sultana Jahan

                       Assistant professor

                      Department of English language & literature.



Men and Women Relationship in Manik Bandopadhyay's Padma Nadir Majhi and Zahir Raihan's Hajar Bochor Dhore : A Comparative Study

Literature Review

Manik Bandopadhyay (1908-1956), a novelist and one of the pioneers of Bengal fiction, earned enough fame in his short life. He mostly presented the Bengali rural life in his writings. He was greatly influenced by Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx for their theory on human psychology which is found in his works. In his literary life of 27 years, he penned 34 novels and180 short stories. Amongst all of his novels, Padma Nadir Majhi , Diba Ratrir Kabya and Putul Nacher Itikotha have secured his position as a famous novelist in Bengali literature. There are many articles on his novel Padma Nadir Majhi, which is a milestone in Bengali novels and also has been released as a movie named Boatman of the River Padma in 1993. Two best articles of all of them are abridged below.

One of the best articles in South Asian Journal is " The Novelists Image of South Asian Fishers" by Bob Pokrant, Peter Reeves and John McGuire where they focused on Manik Bandopadhyay's amazing description of Bengali fishers. They commented on author's way of presenting the corrupt society of the village Ketupur which is the setting of the novel. They also found out the inequality of class and economy and illicit relationship between men and women in this novel.

Shagufta Yasmin, in her article "Struggle of Kuber and Santiago: A Comparative Study Between Padma Nadir Majhi and The Old Manon The Sea", described how the author showed man's struggle against nature to earn their livelihood from nature in his novel. She also revealed the ferocious image of nature as an obstacle for the fishermen.


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