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Nazrul Academy Patrika. Year 42: Number 38. 26th Agrahayan 1418 / 10th December 2011. Editor: M. Mizanur Rahman. Assistant Editor: Idris Ali. Published by Mintu Rahman, Nazrul Academy, Nazrul Bhaban, Belalabad, Moghbazar, Dhaka- 1000. Printer: Sheikh Qamrul Hasan, Mausumi Printers, 15, Mirpur Road, New Market, Dhaka. Page 96, Price 75.00
Kazi Nazrul Islam is the National Poet of Bangladesh. Popularly known as 'Rebel Poet' for his immemorable poem 'Bidrohi', unique in the world of literature, he has been greatly acclaimed for his revolutionary thoughts. He was the champion of freedom, human rights, equality and fraternity of mankind. He fought with his mighty and uncompromising pen to establish a society free from exploitation and deprivation. He was a protagonist of universal and eternal human values. This great poet of Bengali literature, represented Bangladesh, its people irrespective of caste, creed and colour, its struggles against foreign domination, its expectation and prospects to become an ideal nation the government of Bangladesh awarded him the greatest honour as the 'National Poet' of Bangaldesh.
So, it is a prime task of all literature and Nazrul loving conscious citizens of Bangladesh, to uphold the dignity of the great poet and his humanist thought, so that the people of our country achieve their goal.
Nazrul Academy has long been contributing to the dissemination of the thoughts of the National Poet. Nazrul Academy Patrika, a standard research journal on our National Poet's contribution to literature, people and motherland, has been dedicated to the service of the nation for more then four decades. It occupies a distinct position among the journals with humanistic mission and vision.
Mintu Rahman, distinguished Nazrul Sangeet artiste, the sixth term General Secretary of Nazrul Academy, leads the institution and publishes the journal, which has a glorious tradition of projecting the poet, his lofty ideals and his cultural contributions. Dr. Ashraf Siddiqi is the president of Nazrul Academy.
Edited by eminent columnist, poet and writer M. Mizanur Rahman the present number Nazrul Academy Patrika contains the following articles: Nazruler prokriti path/Amirul Alam Khan, Bidrohi kobitar nobboi bochhor purti ebong British birohi andolon prosongo/Mintu Rahman, Nazrul-Nargis-Promilal/Muhammad Asad, Nazruler bidroho kar biruddhe/Mustafa Zaman Abbasi, Nazrul Kabyo o songhete Mohanobi poribar/Abdul Muqit Chowdhury, Bidrohir sworup/Harunur Rashid Badal, Bidrohi kobitar nobboi bochhor o zugosroshta Nazrul : Kichu prasongik kotha/Sampa Das, Nazrul kabyo o ganer onubad prosonge / M. Mizanur Rahman, Shaswoto Nazrul obhijatra/Mintu Rahman and Nazrul Academy songbad (news report)/Mintu Rahman.
The article Nazruler prokritipath reflects a vivid picture of our nature in the songs and poems of the poet. Mintu Rahman's article on poem 'Bidrohi' throws an in-depth focus on its related history and significance. The poem, as the writer mentions, in the opinion of the distinguished Nazrul researchers and literary figures, deserves supreme position in the world of literature (poems). Muhammad Asad's Nazrul-Nargis-Promila is a presentation from authentic sources. Distinguished cultural figure and writer Mustafa Zaman Abbasi in the article Nazruler bidroho kar biruddhe presents analytical approach and focuses on the unique fight of the poet against mighty powers. Nazrul kabyo o songeete Mohanobi poribar by Abdul Muqit Chowhdury is an elaborate and comprehensive presentation of the poems and songs of Nazrul on the family members of Hazrat Muhammad (Sm). Harun-ur Rashid Badal's 'Bidrohir sworup' presents the significance of 'Bidrohi', which is supported by important sources. Sampa Das in her article deals in the same topic and stresses on regular culutrue of Nazrul's lofty ideals and thoughts. M. Mizanur Rahman, the editor of the journal presents Nazrul's two songs translated by Farida Mazid and Shafi U-Ahmed.
The next is the English translation of Nazrul's 'Amar koifiyot' - 'My anguish' by M. Mizanur Rahman. An excellent hand in translation, the editor should utilise his talent to introduce Nazrul to the world of literature through English translation. The article 'Shashwoto Nazrul obhijatra' reflects complete commitment and dedication of Mintu Rahman to the cause of upholding the spirit of the National Poet. The concluding one 'Nazrul Academy songhbad' by Mintu Rahman contains the main activities and programmes of Nazrul Academy.
Kazi Nazrul Islam, through translation of his works to other prominent languages, has been introduced to the literary circles of the world, and research on his universal thought is going on, for which he is being honoured as a World Poet, according to the evaluation of the editor in the 'editorial'. We are very much happy and hopeful. We call all concerned to extend co-operation to all Nazrul-based institutions and organisations to project our National Poet and World Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.
Nazrul Academy Patrika 42th year; 38th number is worth preserving by all Nazrul lovers and all seekers of truth and beauty.
A.S.M Babor Ali
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