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Critical Analysis Of Agunpakhi

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Agunpakhi, published in April 2008 is the first full fledged novel written by Hassan Ajizul Haque. He was born in1939 in West Bengal and just after the completion of his school studies, his family had to leave India for East Bengal to avoid any insidious after-effect of the partition. Atin Bandyapadhaya and Sunanda Sikdar both left East Bengal for West Bengal but Ajizul Haque was one, who left West Bengal for East Bengal. Ordinarily, the critics tend to take it as altogether a feminist novel, but an in-depth study may bring out the truth that it is a tale of ‘metamorphosis’ or a total transformation of a human self into a metaphorical phoenix, born out of the fire of riot. It’s a tale of a woman, who struggles within and ultimately is purified. She becomes bold and decisive to denounce the so called geographical concepts of boundaries which break the human hearts and yield unimaginable destitution and suffering. It raises some basic questions of humanism and shows ways to ‘bimukti’ (liberation) of the human soul from all conflicts and ignorance. Agunpakhi is no simple woman, but a part of a greater human civilization where each individual is given importance according to his or her own choice. Accordingly, there are no direct actions of violence shown in the text because violence, as its own, has no power at all. The Indian concept of humanism believes in non-violence which is the best way to…show more content…
The colloquial Bangla, ordinarily used by the Muslim communities in West Bengal, is used as the language of the novel. There is very little intervention of the author of the novel. Agunpakhi is the narrator of the text. Apparently it is a partition story, but some issues of humanism are the main focus of the novel. There is no complexity in the narration because the narration bears the smooth and spontaneous flow of a heart of a simple, rural
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