I have read quite a few stories by old Indian authors who wrote in Hindi and Urdu in the early twentieth century.
I noticed a trend of them not completing their stories or providing an ending and leaving their audience in a mystery which often is quite a let down especially after reading a 10 page story.
For instance the author Mithileshwar wrote a story by the title of Harihar Kaka depicting the plight of an old man, however didn't provide an ending as to what happened to him.
Or Premchand's famous Bade Bhai Sahab which also didn't provide what happened in the future of the two brothers.
Is there a reason for this trend among Indian authors?