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Akhteruzzaman Elias – Wikipedia
Gokul Medh a historical relice at Mohastan garh, Bogra Bogra: In the context of the novels of Bangladesh, he is possibly the second person highest acclaimed after Syed Waliullah Elias started his literary career with the volume of short stories Anya Ghore Anya Swar inthough before it his Chilekothar Sepai began to be published serially in a national daily.
By then he came in limelight as a serious and committed fiction writer.
Elias aspired to capture five decades s to s of his tormented homeland within a broad and multi-layered canvas akhhtaruzzaman this he could do best in his two unforgettable novels – Chilekothat Sepai Sentry of the Attic and Khowabnama Dream- Elegy. While the first portrays the political resurgence which led to the war of liberation inthe second depicts the turmoil of Partition-politics in a village in Bangladesh in the s.
Indeed, the second Khowabnama has already become a classic by invoking the revolts of the past – Sanyasi and Fakir uprisings in the 18th Century – and linking these with the historic Tebhaga movement of the s.
There is no doubt that Elias swore allegiance to the oppressed and that is why he condemned the Partition of Bengal as a ploy to deceive the exploited, both Hindu and Muslim.
Both these novels attest to Elias’s abiding faith in Marxism.
Elias deserves a reputation as the most powerful novelist in the Bengali literary world after Manik Bandyopadyay. The book is an evaluation of the creativity and akhtaruzzamn of Akhtaruzzaman Elias, a brilliant novelist and short story writer of Bangladesh.
But these two texts and his short stories, not many in number, have turned him into an icon, remembered and revered. The Author examines Elias’s poetry, short stories, two novels, and his cosmovision and then analyses the varied responses of the readers of Bangladesh.
Here, aesthetic judgement is refracted through the prism of ideology.
In fact, by applying the theories of the neo-Marxians and post-moderns Theodor Adorno, Frederic Jameson, Jacques Derrida and others to the creative texts of Elias, he demonstrates how theory and praxis come to be interwoven is a comparatist’s discourse. This is the first evaluation of Elias written in English, an author whom illustrious writers like Mahasveta Devi and Hasan Azizul Haque regard as a ‘wonder’.
Based on a sensitive and meticulous deconstruction of Elias’s texts, it should encourage readers to proceed to the texts themselves. The Appendices reveal the personality of Elias, and the comprehensive Akhtaruzzamaan will help researchers interested in Elias, modern literary theory and sociology of literature.
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