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Lack Of Creativity In Contemporary Bangla Literature And

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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 don’t 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 clichés 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%

4

2

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 haven’t 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%

1

0
A. TOO CLICHÉ



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 cliché, 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%

1

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 cliché, 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
government’s 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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