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Style, technique, middle-class, identity crisis socio-economic consciousness, globalization, modernity, moral value.

Debesh Roy is a unique story-writter of Bengali literature. The predecessors, the successors, or the contemporary— he is diiferent from all. His childhood was spent in Jalpaiguri district of North Bengal. School and college life were also spent there. He was actively associated with the Communist Party of India from a very young age. Also he was associated with journalism. These actions of the early age had a great influence on his mind. He mentioned the importance of journalism in terms of accuracy in writing story or novels.  He had acknowledged the knowledge of language, history, geography towards narrative literature. Due to the combined effect of all these, he got a unique style of telling story. Sharp intellect mind, thinking style, unbiased vision of a journalist and direct experience gathered from the real world had enriched his writngs. His first appearance in literature was mainly during India’s independence. The burning wounds of partition, refugee problems, ethnic riots etc. were very evident during that time.  Moreover, the recent World War-II, post-colonialism, etc. had created dire problems such as insecurity, lack of moral values, mistrust and spiritual crisis. The world war had stopped— but its impact was still strong. It is in this background that the story-writter Debesh Roy arrived. Partition, caste riots ravaged middle class crisis etc. therefore became the subject of his stories written during this period. Apart from these, he got a connection with the Rajbanshis, the Nepalis, the Madhesians in his early days. He mastered many things like their food habits, daily life, language etc. with sincerity. It is because of that hearty-connection, story of these’ people came up in his writings in later life. How the land and people of the North Bengal are being changed in the gradual evolution due to the influence of globalization, the author has also highlighted. He also portrayed the unethicalness of the middle class people, the terrible women abuse and the recent child-rape and murder case of Unnao. Noteworthy, absence of traditional narrative, but individuality of speech, intensity of feeling, establishing facts, theory building - these are the soul of his stories. This style can be found in all of his stories from the beginning-era; from the sixties of the last century to the second decade of the twenty-first century.  In this article, some of his early-written stories, such as ‘Dupoor’, ‘Jaladhar Banerjeer Mrityu’, ‘Morter Paa’; stories written in 21st century- ‘Maguimarir Mapjokher Adolbodol’, ‘Ghumer Vetor Highway’, ‘Ilar Dwitiyo Gorvo’ etc. will be characterized by uniqueness.


Paper ID :  tirj/ April23/article-6

Page No : 36 – 44

Published In :Volume 3, Issue 2

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E ISSN : 2583-0848

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