A powerful short story writer, Hasan Azizul Huq contributed enormously to Bangladeshi fiction. He traversed at ease from Rarh Bangla – a region between the Chota Nagpur Plateau on the west and the Ganges Delta on the east – to Bangladesh as he explored the lives of the marginalized and brought them into focus in his fictional vista. A strong proponent of realism in literature, Huq was committed to that famous tenet of William Dean Howells: “realism is nothing more and nothing less than the truthful treatment of material”. He derived his material from his rural beginnings and closeness to nature. His locale is often in the remotest corner of the village, where his characters, isolated in their deprivation, frustration, and misery, must deal with both natural calamities and…

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Citation: Elias, Parveen K. "Hasan Azizul Huq". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 August 2021; last revised 08 June 2022. [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14609, accessed 26 May 2024.]

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