national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam

3rd iteration of Nazrul Utsav kicks off

Commemorating the legacy of the National poet, the two-day-long festival kicked off today on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

Nazrul’s 47th death anniversary: Television channels honour the National Poet

Today marks the 47th death anniversary of Kazi Nazrul Islam who is revered as the rebel poet. On this day, several television channels have arranged quite a few special programmes in his honour.

Essay / Why Nazrul was at loggerheads with language purists

I proposed a panel at a North American Bangla literary conference. ‘Is translation itself a form of activism?’ I queried.

Gems of Nazrul honours national poet on his death anniversary

Gems of Nazrul’s primary objective is to raise more awareness among the younger generation about Nazrul's ideology, philosophy, and artistic masterpieces.

The poet’s last abode

It has been 50 years today since an independent Bangladesh got its national poet.

A LOST SOUL

Nazrul was restless -- a defining trait of his character. He had been granted permission to come down from heaven to his beloved country to see for himself how his devotees were celebrating his 117th birthday.

Call to protect Nazrul’s memorials

Artists call upon the government to protect all the memorials of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam across the country. They form a human chain in front of Saarc Fountain at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka today, ahead of the 117th birthday of the rebel poet.

[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.

Country’s first butterfly park in Chittagong (video)

The beauty of a colourful butterfly captivates us instantly, making us wonder where they get their beautiful wings from. Surely this sight of a shimmering butterfly inspired the National poet Kazi Nazrul Islam to write his popular song ‘Projapoti’ (Butterfly).

March 8, 2024
March 8, 2024

3rd iteration of Nazrul Utsav kicks off

Commemorating the legacy of the National poet, the two-day-long festival kicked off today on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

August 27, 2023
August 27, 2023

Nazrul’s 47th death anniversary: Television channels honour the National Poet

Today marks the 47th death anniversary of Kazi Nazrul Islam who is revered as the rebel poet. On this day, several television channels have arranged quite a few special programmes in his honour.

August 26, 2023
August 26, 2023

Why Nazrul was at loggerheads with language purists

I proposed a panel at a North American Bangla literary conference. ‘Is translation itself a form of activism?’ I queried.

August 24, 2023
August 24, 2023

Gems of Nazrul honours national poet on his death anniversary

Gems of Nazrul’s primary objective is to raise more awareness among the younger generation about Nazrul's ideology, philosophy, and artistic masterpieces.

May 25, 2022
May 25, 2022

The poet’s last abode

It has been 50 years today since an independent Bangladesh got its national poet.

May 27, 2016
May 27, 2016

A LOST SOUL

Nazrul was restless -- a defining trait of his character. He had been granted permission to come down from heaven to his beloved country to see for himself how his devotees were celebrating his 117th birthday.

May 23, 2016
May 23, 2016

Call to protect Nazrul’s memorials

Artists call upon the government to protect all the memorials of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam across the country. They form a human chain in front of Saarc Fountain at Karwan Bazar in Dhaka today, ahead of the 117th birthday of the rebel poet.

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.

September 28, 2015
September 28, 2015

Country’s first butterfly park in Chittagong (video)

The beauty of a colourful butterfly captivates us instantly, making us wonder where they get their beautiful wings from. Surely this sight of a shimmering butterfly inspired the National poet Kazi Nazrul Islam to write his popular song ‘Projapoti’ (Butterfly).

August 31, 2015
August 31, 2015

Star Melodies' musical evening celebrating Nazrul today

Marking the 39th death anniversary of our National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, Star Melodies of The Daily Star is organising a musical event “Pubali Poboney Banshi Bajey” at 6:30pm today at its AS Mahmud Hall.

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