Bangladeshi Literature in English:
A Critical Anthology: A Ground-Breaking Collection of Critical Essays
Bangladeshi literature in English is marked by several interconnected transitions. Beginning with the two hundred-year British rule in India, followed by the birth of the midnight twins, India and Pakistan, and the eventual independence of Bangladesh makes the position of English literature in Bangladesh a curious one. With nationalistic politics on the rise, the strategic interests in language as a cultural and identity marker shifted towards Bangla. The currency gained by the mother tongue is no accident as the birth of the new nation cannot be separated from its struggle for Bangla as a state language while under Pakistani rule. The literary culture in Bangladesh, thus, evolved in parallel with these changes.
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