Racial Oppression in Bangladeshi Short Fiction (Selected) Of Fault Lines: Stories Of 1971


The secession or liberation of East Pakistan in 1971, one of the most crucial events of the national history of the country, has been a central point of Bangladeshi literature and history. This study is a critical analysis of the selected portion of this large literary bulk. It endeavors to analyze Bangladeshi literature in English by delimiting its focus on the selected short stories of Fault Lines: Stories of 1971. The current study focuses the fictional representations of Bangladeshi writers only. These fictional representations have been critically analyzed by applying the theory of internal colonialism upon them. The application of internal colonial theory highlights racial oppression of the colonized, the Bengalis, by the colonizer, the West Pakistanis. The study shows an apt representation of the internally colonized people by the literary writers among the colonized. The study is an analysis of Bangladeshi Literature in English that is critical of the circumstances and conditions which led to the secession of East Pakistan.

Keywords: Indigenous Colonialism; Fault Lines: Stories of 1971; Colonizer; Colonized; Racism.

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