তপন বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায়ের উপন্যাস ‘খন্ড বিখন্ড’: সামাজিক সময়ের অন্তঃস্বর
Authors: Dr. Mampi Baidya
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The poor and underprivileged people residing under the geographical, cultural, and political environment of Bangladesh are not considered to be as bengali, though their language for communication is Bengali. As they have a feeling of deep admiration about their own cast, it leads to grow a strong feeling of casteism among them. The novel Khanda Bikhand proved to be a solution for protecting the differences arises from the feelings of the different people. The novel enlighten us about the bengali people, along with the casts like dupka , orao, sanotal, munda, toto, malpahari, mdeshiya, lohar, garo, rajbangshi, nepali, mech, rabha, dhimaal-as the writer draws a beautiful sketch of their religion, culture, education, politics, dance, dress, and also discussed about several ritual of the societal cast. The novel gives a broader message “The common man faces problems due to game of power and politics”.
History defines different images of Uttarbanga due to ‘common or lower caste rajbangshi people’ activities. We have seen after the freedom, West Purbanchal have several agitation which converts to violence due to interest in protection of own caste. In English, we can say ‘ithno political’. Like lower caste people, the fight among the naga and kuki of Nagaland, mizo and brue of Mizoram, garo and khasi of Meghalaya are in the worst condition. The fear of terrorism has been seen in hilly regions as because of the different feelings of casteism of the hilly people belonging to different casts. The discussion is concerned with the society’s ups and downs and based on Tapan Bandopadhyay’s novel Khanda bikhanda.