Short Stories

Short Stories Although the Pavchatantra and Kathasaritsagar in sanskrit and the jataka and Divyavadan in pali and also Aesop’s fables and the Thousand and One Nights are full of organised tales, but these are not, in fact, short stories. As the Gesta Romanorum and the Decameron are not short stories,Continue Reading


Novel as a branch of Bangla literature evolved in the early 19th century under the influence of English literature. While the term ‘novel’ generally means an extended work of prose fiction, the Bangla word for novel, upanyas, which derives from the words upanay and upanyasta, suggests a greater sense ofContinue Reading