A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF CHILDREN RELATED SHORT
STORIES WRITTEN BY PREMCHAND AND MARTIN
Dr. RKD Nilanthi Kumari Rajapaksha
Volume - 2 Issue - 9, Pages - 4397-4400
The main objective of this study is to carry out a critical analysis of short stories by Indian writer
Premachand and Sri Lankan writer Martin Wickramasinghe to figure out how Children's
Problems are depicted. Many researchers have already been conducted on the works of
Premchand and Martin Wickramasinghe separately. However, no comparative research has been
found on the representation of children's problems in their short stories.
Hindi Language and Literature are taught as undergraduate subjects in Sri Lankan universities.
Premachand's short stories encompass a part of such syllabi. Comparative researches on
Premchand and Martin Wickramasinghe carried out in Sri Lanka or India are insufficient. Thus,
another objective of the study is to widen the scope of knowledge on Premchand and Martin
Wickramasinghe's literary works.
The main method of research in this study was textual analysis of Premachand's and Martin
Wickramasinghe's short stories. In order to find out how Children's Problems are portrayed in
their short stories, the following steps have been followed,
Reading Premchand's short stories deeply, collecting data ; Reading of Martin
Wickramasinghe's Short Stories deeply, collecting data; Completing the Analysis and
categorizing the data obtained; Comparing and making conclusions.
Five significant short stories can be identified from Premchand, related to Children's
harassments. namely 'Iid gaha' (Iid Festival), 'alagojha' (Separation), 'mritak Bhoj' (alms in the
funeral), 'dudh ka dam' ( value of Mother's Milk) and 'taintar' (The girl who born after two
boys). Three significant short stories discussing the same issue from the Sri Lankan writer
Martin Wickramasinghe are also identified. They were 'vinodasvadaya' (The enjoyment),
'Kuvenihami'(A name of a Woman) and 'Budures' (The Ray of Load Budhdha).One significant short story was selected from each writer related to the gentleness of Children.
They were 'budi kaki' (The Old Grand Mother) by Premchand, and 'Begal' (fake) by the Martin
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[Rajapaksha, RKD Nilanthi Kumari. "A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF CHILDREN RELATED SHORT STORIES WRITTEN BY PREMCHAND AND MARTIN WIKRAMASINGHE." International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 2, no. 9, 2017, pp. 4397-4400. September.]
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