'My Story' shows that neither the Indian court nor the shariat could punish the real criminals nor could they save the innocent poor Indian Muslim women. The situation becomes all the more poignant when we find that her own husband is won over by money leaving the woman to abject forlorn condition that finally leads her to kill her children and commit suicide.
The art of short story writing has undergone a sea change since it emerged during the late 17th century. It became immensely popular immediately after it appeared in the literary world, and was welcomed as a new form of non-fiction prose for the entertainment of those busy readers who being tied to the hands of time could not afford to read voluminous books of Alexander Dumas and Charles Dickens and turned to short stories particularly in the twentieth century.
It is extremely interesting to note that close to the vision and philosophy of Sufism, there appears in the 19th century a new movement in Odisha known as the 'Mahima Dharma', which with all its doctrines and principles comes close to the concept of Sufism and echoes all the elements present in the Islamic tradition.