Nazrul at CSUN
Tanveerul Haque a member of The Reading Circle, Dhaka, Bangladesh, and a co-translator presented "Unfettered" to Dr. Phyllis K. Herman, Professor, Department of Religious Studies, College of Humanities, California State University Northridge (CSUN). "Unfettered" is the translation of Kazi Nazrul Islam's epistolary novel "Bandhon Hara" done by members of The Reading Circle. The presentation was organized by "Taranga of California" (TOC).
CSUN has been working with TOC by starting "The Kazi Nazrul Islam Endowed Lectureship in Bengali Arts, Culture and Literature". The 7th Kazi Nazrul Islam Endowed Lectureship Program sponsored by TOC and CSUN is scheduled to be held in September this year (2013).
Founded in 1958, California State University, Northridge has a 356 acre campus with an enrollment of more than 30,000 students. Located in the heart of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley it is among the nation's largest single-campus universities. It is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University, the nation's largest public education system.
Taranga of California (TOC) was established in 2001 with the "Principal objective to promote Bengali Arts, Literature and Culture and in particular, introduce the literary work of our National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam to the Western World".
TOC established the Nazrul Endowment Fund at CSUN in January 2004.