Bangladeshi novels

Humayun Ahmed and the language of Bangladeshi novels

His written language came close to spoken language due to the primitive and original style of Bengali syntax—simple sentence structures.

September 1, 2022
September 1, 2022

No country for honest men in Shahidul Zahir’s “Woodcutter and Crows”

Zahir uses crows as a symbol of magic realism, as found in local folklore, where animals serve as omens of luck both good and bad. The crows seem to bring bad luck to the couple, and wherever they go, the birds follow.

July 29, 2022
July 29, 2022

Humayun Ahmed and the language of Bangladeshi novels

His written language came close to spoken language due to the primitive and original style of Bengali syntax—simple sentence structures.