Veselinović was a teacher by profession and lived in the Serbian countryside of Mačva west of Belgrade, from which he also came.
He belonged to Serbian realism and wrote novels and stories that deal with the gradually dying patriarchal society of the Serbian extended family ( Zadruga ). With great attention to detail, numerous ethnographically interesting details from the old rural life of Serbia are depicted. His most successful book is the historical novel Hajduk Stanko , which describes the time of the first Serbian uprising against the Turks with rich coloring and exciting plot.
There are almost no translations into German of Veselinović's works.
- Seljanka , novel 1888
- Slike iz seoskog života , short stories, 2 volumes, 1886–88
- Poljsko cveće , short stories, 1890/91
- Rajske duše , short stories, 1893
- Stari poznavici , short stories, 1891–96
- Hajduk Stanko , Roman, 1896
- Borci , stories
- Pisma sa sela , stories
- Celokupna dela 9 volumes, 1927–33
- The Flute Player , short story (published in German in 1932)
- Gerda Baudisch: The patriarchal village in the short story by Janko M. Veselinović . Munich 1969
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Serbian writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||May 13, 1862|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Crnobarski Salaši , Mačva|
|DATE OF DEATH||June 26, 1905|
|Place of death||Glogovac , Mačva|