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LACK OF CREATIVITY IN

CONTEMPORARY BANGLA
LITERATURE AND ITS PROBABLE
SOLUTIONS
Presented By
Name: Md. Aminul Islam
ID# 1210228030
English 105

Section: 01

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INTRODUCTION
Contemporary

Bangla novels are one of the most


important aspects of Bangla literature.

Their

were some great Bangla contemporary novel


writers in the past like Rabindranath Tagore,
Sharatcandra Chaterjee in the past and Sunil
Ganguly and Hyumayun Ahmed in the current era.

But

except a very few notable writers, there can be


seen a lack of creativity in the among the writers of
the present Bangla literature.

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Bangla contemporary novel writers have to add


various dimensions in their writing in order to gain
more acceptance among the readers of Bangla
literature.
Contemporary writers need to use more
metaphors among their writings and have to use
their writings carefully and subtly in order to keep
their readers interested. The writers have to
assume that the readers are intelligent. This way
they will be able to thrive.

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Chaudhury, S.(n.d). Stated that The Bengali novel


originated in the nineteenth century as a product of the
colonial encounter, though it drew upon a multiplicity of
literary traditions, indigenous as well as foreign.(p.6 ).
Though those are the criteria of the initial cotemporary
novels of Bangla, it has evolved very much since then.

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RESEARCH QUESTIONS
When was the last time they read a Bangla novel?
What do they expect from the writers?

How do they compare the international literature with the


Bangla literature?

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What are they aspects they dont like about Bangla


literature?

What do they think about lack of creativity in Bangla


literature?

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HYPOTHESIS
The contemporary Bangla literature have many
important aspects. Once a lot of creativity were
shown by the Bangla novel writers. But now we can
see lot of clichs and predictability among the
writers.
From my research, I expect to find that the writers are
not getting enough motivations for writing Bangla
literature.

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I think new writers cannot be found in contemporary


Bangla literature due to the economic hardship the writers
have to bear and endure.

I also think that too much exposure to technology is killing


the appetite for literature in youth.
I also think that this situation can be changed with the
necessary steps from the people related with Bangla

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literature.

Number of respondents (20)

1.The last time the participants of the survey read a Bangla novel

12
10
8
6

55%

25%
15%

5%

0
A. within a month

B. before one month

C. within a year

D. cannot remember

55% people cannot remember when was the last time they read a
Bangla novel.

80% of the respondents of the survey havent read a Bangla novel


within a month.

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2.Category of a contemporary
Bangla novelist of the current era
A.
D. creative,
weak,5,25%
6, 30%
B.
C. mediocre,
3, 15% predictable,
6, 30%

A. weak
B. predictable
C. mediocre
D. creative

70% of the respondents have a negative attitude toward a


contemporary writer of the current era.

Only 30% of the respondents think that the contemporary writers


of the current era are creative.

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3. The aspects the participants don't like


about contemporary Bangla novels
Number of respondents

9
8
7
6
5
4

8,40%

3
2

5,25%

0
A. TOO CLICH

2,10%
B. TOO PREDICTABLE

C. TOO ABSTRACT

5,25%

D. I DON'T DISLIKE
ANYTHING

75% of the respondents of the survey says that a contemporary


Bangla novel is too clich, too predictable or too abstract.

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NUMBER OF RESPONDENTS

4. The demand of the readers from the novel writers

10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
0

45%
35%

15%

5%
A. they want the same thing

B. they want something


unusual

C. they want to be
mesmerized

D. they want something rich


in nature

35% of the respondents want something unusual and 45% of the respondents
want something rich in nature.

Only 5% of the respondents are satisfied with the previous material.

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5. Their perspective about the lack of


creativity of contemporary Bangla literature

Number of respondents(20)

10
9
8
7
6

5
4

45%
35%

3
2

15%

5%

0
A. It's alarming

B. It's terrifying

C. It should be
considerder with top
priority

D. It is not that
alarming at all

85% of the respondents have shown concerns about the lack of


creativity in contemporary Bangla literature.

35% of the respondents think it should be considered with top


priority.

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90% of the respondents think that Government has a role in order to


appreciate more creative writings.

50% respondents think that government should provide scholarship in


writings in order to appreciate more creative writings.

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FINDINGS OF MY RESEARCH

55% of the respondents cannot remember when was the last time they
read a Bangla novel.

70% of the respondents are not satisfied with the current contemporary
Bangla novelists.

75% of the respondents of the survey says that a contemporary Bangla


novel is too clich, too predictable or too abstract.

85% of the respondents have shown concerns about the lack of creativity
in contemporary Bangla literature.

90% of the respondents think that Government has a role in order to


appreciate more creative writings.

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From the previous slide it can be stated that significant part of


the respondents think that contemporary Bangla novel writers
are lacking in creativity. This statement is similar to my
hypothesis.

From the results of my survey it can be stated that


governments role is very important in order to overcome this
crisis.

Government should hold seminars, competitions in writings


and should provide scholarships in writings.

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CONCLUSION
The

contribution of Contemporary Bangla


novels in Bangla literature is huge.

The

people associated with have to give a


deep thought in order the problems of lack of
creativity of contemporary Bangla writers.

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THANK YOU!!!!
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ANY QUESTIONS ???

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