SYMBOLISM IN THE NOVELS OF BIRENDRA KUMAR BHATTACHARYA: AN ANALYTICAL STUDY WITH REFERENCE TO SELECTED NOVELS
Dr. Babita Baruah
Assistant Professor, Bezerea Anchalik College
Research Scholar, Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyalaya
Among the authors of short stories during the time of Ramdhenu age Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya’s stories have a special importance. The aspect of social realism of Assamese stories has become transparent in the works of this author. The ideologies of most of the stories of Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya are derived from social realism. Therefore in most of his stories we may feel a lingering consciousness of rebellion. Besides different other characteristics available in his short stories along with structural features one may observe use of symbols as well.
Keywords: Kumar, Short story, symbol
Scope of the study: The subject matter of the stories written by Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya is widespread and colorful. The Symbolical beauty of most of his stories are heart touching and are expressed beautifully. Looking at the limitation of discussion the scope of this research study includesc how the use of symbols is exercised in the stories viz. Ejani Japanese Sowali, Eidar Jone, and Pojal written by Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya.
Methodology: While preparing this research article mainly analytical methods have been adopted by the author.