Short Stories of Jainendra Kumar and Bhabendra Nath Saikia in Special Reference to Psychology

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Jayashree Kakati


The short story holds a prominent place in literature. Literature is a mirror to society and human life. Jainendra Kumar is a significant psychological writer of the post Premchand era in Hindi literature. Jainendra Kumar gives extensive treatment to every aspect of human living. The adverse situations in life faced by the individual human mind at its different stages and conflicts are narrated in a moving way. Jainendra Kumar has a sure touch in delineating the conflicts of the human mind.

 In like manner, Bhabendra Nath Saikia is a also a prominent story writer, novelist, writer of children’s literature, playwright and film-maker of Assamese literature and culture. The subtle aspects and the dramatic ways of all his characters are very ably presented by Bhabendra Nath Saikia. The woes and miseries of the common man, the loneliness of the elderly and a superstition ridden life and the conflicts of men and women centrally figure in his stories.

These two contemporary writers addressed the different psychological problems in society of individuals of different dispensations and age.

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