Rebel Poet

May 28, 2022
May 28, 2022

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.

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 22, 2022
May 22, 2022

Bohemian tales of the rebel poet

From Churulia, Bardhaman to Dhanmondi, Dhaka. And so many places in between - College Street, Taltola Lane, CIT Road. And of course Kolkata, dear city. During his lifetime, the bohemian poet Kazi Nazrul Islam wandered and dwelled in many places. On his birthday, we look at those towns, cities, and localities bearing his memories.

May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016

Nazrul study in neglect at DU centre

Although many seminars and discussions are going to be held to mark the 117th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam today, only a handful of research has been done on the poet in the last few decades.

May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015

The many facets of Nazrul

His poetry and nationalist activism earned him the title, 'Rebel Poet'. Accomplishing a large number of much-admired works throughout his life, Kazi Nazrul Islam is more than a rebel.

May 25, 2015
May 25, 2015

Darirampur ready to celebrate Nazrul

Darirampur in Trishal of Mymensingh, the place gripped with Nazrul's memories, is ready to celebrate the 116th birth anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, through three-day national level programmes.

May 3, 2015
May 3, 2015

Agitation for national celebration of Nazrul’s birthday

Aggrieved locals block the busy Dhaka-Mymensingh road for nearly an hour demanding national celebration of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam’s birth anniversary.