Kazi Nazrul Islam 35th Death Anniversary in Kolkata

Nazrul Islam Death Anniversary in Kolkata
Nazrul Islam Death Anniversary in Kolkata

Kolkata, August 29 (Calcutta Tube): Union Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting,  C.M. Jatua at a memorial function organised to  commemorate 35th death anniversary of Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul Islam in Kolkata on August 29, 2010. Deputy Mayor of Kolkata, Begum Farzana Alam shares the dias.

C.M. Jatua, Union Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, paying floral tribute to rebel poet Kazi Nazrul Islam at a programme in Kolkata on 29.08.2010.

The Dissent of Nazrul Islam: Poetry and History (Oxford India Paperbacks)

Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976) came into prominence in the1920s as the ‘Rebel Poet’, startling the Indian literary world with his radical ideas and defiant utterances. The Dissent of Nazrul Islam focuses primarily on Nazrul’s dissent against the British colonial government in India, the Gandhian non-violent means of national struggle, Islamic fundamentalism and Hindu cultural chauvinism, as well as the hegemony of Rabindranath Tagore in the world of Bengali literature. The volume also includes the English translation of some of Nazrul’s verses of dissent and protest, and discusses the context of others. Surveying the literary, political, social, cultural, and intellectual circumstances that shaped Nazrul’s ideas and actions and his exchanges with his space, time, and environs, iMitrar illustrates how there opened alternate ways of thought and writing.

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