I proposed a panel at a North American Bangla literary conference. ‘Is translation itself a form of activism?’ I queried.
Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976), was a poet, novelist, lyricist and musician in Bengali, and was popularly known as the rebel poet.
The High Court today (July 20, 2022) issued a rule asking the authorities concerned of the government to explain why they should not be directed to issue a gazette notification, officially declaring Kazi Nazrul Islam as “National Poet of Bangladesh”.
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.
Marking the 117th birth anniversary of our National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, satellite televisions will air special celebration programmes.
Ten of the most important events in the life of Bangladesh’s National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.
Bangladesh Nazrul Sangeet Sangstha (BNSS) organised Nazrul Utshab marking 116th birth anniversary of the National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on June 10.
On Nazrul's birth anniversary, front ranking cultural personalities spoke about the influence of Nazrul on our lives and how he still inspires us to forge ahead. They also shed light on Nazrul's personal life and the marvel of his works.