This Small Volume Is A Modest Attempt, Through The Medium Of Translation, To Introduce One Who Is Acknowledged To Be One Of The Major Workers In Our National Renaissance. This Selection Consist Of Twenty-Six Representative Poems Of Nazrul And They Are Translated Competently By Basudha Chakravarty.
Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976) came into prominence in the 1920s 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, theGandhian 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 discussesthe 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, Mitra illustrates how there opened alternate ways of thought and writing. This volume will be ofinterest to students and research scholars of South Asian history, comparative literature, and cultural studies, as well as general readers.