Bangla literature

Kazi Nazrul Islam and “World Literature”: Some Questions and Concerns

Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976) has been customarily characterized as a rebel poet, particularly, if not exclusively, because of his 1922 poem called “Bidrohi” (the Rebel)—a poem that fiercely stages his political, linguistic, even metrical rebellion all at once.

February 2, 2016
February 2, 2016

Happy birthday Hasan Azizul Huq

Eminent short story writer of Bangla literature Hasan Azizul Huq turns 77.

November 16, 2015
November 16, 2015

SHABDAGHAR

Shabdaghar, a monthly magazine of culture and literature centers on the glorious treasures of Bangla art, culture and literature.

November 10, 2015
November 10, 2015

[WATCH NOW] How Rabindranath saw Nazrul

When Kazi Nazrul Islam was born in 1899, the rays of Robi (Bangla for sun) had already reached distant corners of Bangla literature. Nazrul himself was a great fan of Rabindranath. Nazrul sent his poem 'Tirtho-Pothik' to Rabindranath expressing his awe and excitement at his writing and for being remembered by him. Rabindranath, in turn, welcomed Nazrul's powerful arrival in Bangla literature and blessed him on the publication of his first bi-weekly literary publication Dhumketu, expressing confidence in Nazrul's ability to banish darkness and awaken people with his writings.

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