Syed Waliullah: The Ugly Asian (1884 words)

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The Ugly Asian, Syed Waliullah’s only novel in English, was posthumously published in 2013 by the Bangla Academy. Waliulllah, who had started his career in the English-language Statesman in Calcutta, was equally skilled in both Bengali and English. While his major contribution to Bengali literature is Lalsalu [Tree Without Roots] (1948), he was writing short stories in both English and Bengali. Thus both “No Enemy” and “The Escape” were published early in his career. However, Waliullah thought himself primarily to be a Bengali writer.

Apart from The Ugly Asian, he also wrote an unfinished piece of fiction “How to Cook Beans” – although&…

Citation: Zaman, Niaz. "The Ugly Asian". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 January 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=39291, accessed 26 October 2021.]

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