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It was not possible for them to do so, neither was it desirable from their revivalist point of view. In Mohammad Nurul Huda. Archived from the original on 11 January On 16 December , Nazrul began publishing the Langal 'Plough' , a weekly, and served as its chief editor. Namespaces Article Talk. By Bengal had also settlers because of their acceptance of this country as their homeland.
Later he took jobs as a cook at Wahid's, a well-known bakery of the region, and at a tea stall in the town of Asansol. Amongst other subjects, Nazrul studied Bengali, Sanskrit , Arabic , Persian literature and Hindustani classical music under teachers who were impressed by his dedication and skill. He had two primary motivations for joining the British Indian Army: Although he never saw active fighting, he rose in rank from corporal to havildar sergeant , and served as quartermaster for his battalion.
I am the unutterable grief, I am the trembling first touch of the virgin, I am the throbbing tenderness of her first stolen kiss.
I am the fleeting glance of the veiled beloved, I am her constant surreptitious gaze I am the burning volcano in the bosom of the earth, I am the wildfire of the woods, I am Hell's mad terrific sea of wrath! I ride on the wings of lightning with joy and profundity, I scatter misery and fear all around, I bring earthquakes on this world!
Nazrul left the British Indian army in when the 49th Bengal Regiment was disbanded. Nazrul and Muhammad Shahidullah remained close throughout their lives. He was a regular at the social clubs for Calcutta's writers, poets, and intellectuals such as the Gajendar Adda and the Bharatiya Adda. Nazrul did have the formal education of Rabindranath and as a result his poems did not follow the literary practices established by Rabindranath.
Due to this he faced criticism from followers of Rabindranath. Nazrul reached the peak of his fame in with Bidrohi The Rebel , which remains his most famous work, winning the admiration of India's literary society for his description of a rebel.
Earning the moniker of the "rebel poet", Nazrul aroused the suspicion of British Raj authorities. Nazrul was arrested on 23 January and charged with sedition. I have been accused of sedition To plead for me, the king of all kings, the judge of all judges, the eternal truth the living God I am a poet; I have been sent by God to express the unexpressed, to portray the unportrayed.
It is God who is heard through the voice of the poet I am an instrument of God. The instrument is not unbreakable, but who is there to break God? On 14 April , he was moved from Alipore Jail to a jail in Hooghly.
He began a day fast to protest mistreatment by the British jail superintendent, breaking his fast more than a month later and eventually being released from prison in December Nazrul composed numerous poems and songs during his period of imprisonment.
In the s, the British Indian government banned many of his writings. Nazrul was a critic of the Khilafat Movement in British India which he condemned as "hollow religious fundamentalism". Nazrul became active in encouraging people to agitate against British rule, and joined the Bengal state unit of the Indian National Congress. On 16 December , Nazrul began publishing the Langal 'Plough' , a weekly, and served as its chief editor. During his visit to Comilla in , Nazrul met a young Bengali Hindu woman, Pramila Devi, with whom he fell in love, and they married on 25 April Muslim religious leaders criticized Nazrul for his marriage to a Hindu woman.
He also was criticised for his writings. Despite controversy, Nazrul's popularity and reputation as the "rebel poet" increased significantly. With his wife and young son Bulbul, Nazrul settled in Krishnanagar in His work began to transform as he wrote poetry and songs that articulated the aspirations of the working class, a sphere of his work known as "mass music".
O poverty, thou hast made me great Thou hast made me honoured like Christ With his crown of thorns. Thou hast given me Courage to reveal all. To thee I owe My insolent, naked eyes and sharp tongue. Thy curse has turned my violin to a sword O proud saint, thy terrible fire Has rendered my heaven barren.
O my child, my darling one I could not give thee even a drop of milk No right have I to rejoice. Poverty weeps within my doors forever As my spouse and my child.
Who will play the flute? In what his contemporaries regarded as one of his greatest flairs of creativity, Nazrul began composing the very first ghazals in Bengali, transforming a form of poetry written mainly in Persian and Urdu.
A significant impact of Nazrul's work in Bengal was that it made Bengali Muslims more comfortable with the Bengali arts, which used to be dominated by Bengali Hindus. He also wrote devotional songs on the Hindu Goddess Kali. I don't see any difference Between a man and woman Whatever great or benevolent achievements That are in this world Half of that was by woman, The other half by man.
Nazrul believed in the equality of women, a view his contemporaries considered revolutionary, as expressed in his poem Naari women.
His poem "Barangana" Prostitute stunned society with its depiction of prostitutes who he address in the poem as "mother". An advocate of women rights, Nazrul portrayed both traditional and nontraditional women in his work. He talked about the working poor through his works such as the poem: Nazrul wrote an editorial in Joog Bani in about religious pluralism,. Come brother Hindu! Come Musalman! Come Buddhist! Come Christian!
Let us transcend all barriers, let us forsake forever all smallness, all lies, all selfishness and let us call brothers as brothers. We shall quarrel no more. In another article entitled Hindu Mussalman , published in Ganabani on 2 September , he wrote that the religious quarrels were between priests and Imams and not between individual Muslims and Hindus.
He wrote that the Prophets had become property like cattle but they should instead be treated like light that is for all men. Nazrul criticised religious fanaticism, denouncing it as evil and inherently irreligious. He wrote about human equality in his writings. He also explored the philosophy of the Qur'an and Muhammad by writing about them. Nazrul's mother died in , and his second son, Bulbul, died of smallpox the following year.
His first son, Krishna Mohammad, had died prematurely. His works changed significantly from the rebellious exploration of society to deeper examination of religious themes.
His works in these years led Islamic devotional songs into the mainstream of Bengali folk music , exploring the Islamic practices of namaz prayer , roza fasting , hajj pilgrimage , and zakat charity. Nazrul was not limited to Islamic devotional music but also wrote Hindu devotional music. He composed Agamanis , Bhajans , Shyama sangeet , and kirtan. Nazrul wrote over Hindu devotional songs.
He also composed many songs of invocation to Lord Shiva and the goddesses Lakshmi and Saraswati and on the love of Radha and Krishna. In , his book Pralayshikha was banned and he faced charges of sedition by the British Indian colonial government.
He was sent to jail and released in , after the Gandhi—Irwin Pact was signed. Between and , he published 10 volumes containing songs, of which more than were based on classical ragas.
Almost were folk tunes after kirtans , and some 30 were patriotic songs. From the time of his return to Kolkata until he fell ill in , Nazrul composed more than 2, songs, many of which have been lost.
Nazrul also wrote and published poems for children. Nazrul's success soon brought him into Indian theatre and the then-nascent film industry. Nazrul wrote songs and directed music for Sachin Sengupta 's biographical epic play based on the life of Siraj-ud-Daula. He produced critical and analytic documentaries on music, such as "Haramoni" and "Navaraga-malika". Nazrul also wrote a large variety of songs inspired by the raga Bhairav.
Nazrul's wife Pramila fell seriously ill in and was paralysed from the waist down. To provide for his wife's medical treatment, he mortgaged the royalties of his gramophone records and literary works for rupees. Fazlul Huq. On hearing about the death of Rabindranath Tagore on 8 August , a shocked Nazrul composed two poems in Tagore's memory. His behaviour became erratic, he started spending recklessly and fell into financial difficulties.
In spite of her own illness, his wife constantly cared for her husband. However, Nazrul's health had seriously deteriorated and he grew increasingly depressed. He received treatment under homeopathy as well as Ayurveda , but little progress was achieved before mental dysfunction intensified and he was admitted to a mental asylum in Spending four months there without making progress, Nazrul and his family began living a quiet life in India. In , he was transferred to a psychiatric hospital in Ranchi.
Through the efforts of a large group of admirers who called themselves the "Nazrul Treatment Society",  Nazrul and Promila were sent to London, then to Vienna for treatment. Hans Hoff , a leading neurosurgeon in Vienna, diagnosed that Nazrul was suffering from Pick's disease.
His condition was judged to be incurable, Nazrul returned to Calcutta on 15 December He stopped working due to his deteriorating health. On 24 May , the newly independent nation of Bangladesh brought Nazrul to live in Dhaka with the consent of the Government of India.
In January , he was accorded the citizenship of Bangladesh.
In In accordance with a wish he had expressed in one of his poems, he was buried beside a mosque on the campus of the University of Dhaka. Tens of thousands of people attended his funeral; Bangladesh observed two days of national mourning, and the parliament of India observed a minute of silence in his honour.
According to literary critic Serajul Islam Choudhury , Nazrul's poetry is characterised by an abundant use of rhetorical devices, which he employed to convey conviction and sensuousness. He often wrote without care for organisation or polish. His works have often been criticized for egotism , but his admirers counter that they carry more a sense of self-confidence than ego. They cite his ability to defy God yet maintain an inner, humble devotion to him.
Nazrul's use of Persian vocabulary was controversial, but it increased the range of his work. The government of Bangladesh conferred upon him the status of "national poet" in The Bangladesh Nazrul Sena is a large public organization working for the education of children throughout the country.
Nazrul's works for children have won acclaim for his use of rich language, imagination, enthusiasm, and an ability to fascinate young readers.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Nazrul Islam disambiguation. For other uses, see Kazi Nazrul Islam disambiguation. Poet short-story writer song composer playwright novelist essayist literary translator soldier film actor political activist.
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The News on Sunday. An ardent lover of humanity". The Daily Star. Archived from the original on 4 February All his older brothers had died in infancy. He joined a band of folk performers, and toured with them, composing poems and songs, he was a bright student.
But he could not complete his school education. However, one of his teachers, who was associated with the Jugantar group, instilled in him a strong patriotic sentiment which he carried all his life. In , Nazrul Islam became a professional soldier and joined the forty-ninth Bengal Regiment.
He began to regularly contribute poems, stories and novels to Navayug, Prabasi and Moslem Bharat. Nazrul Islam became extremely popular especially with the youth after the publication of his long poem Bidrohi rebel in the weekly literary magazine Bijali in Since he was not allowed the status of political prisoner, he went on a hunger strike that lasted for 39 days.
Rabindranath Tagore sent him a telegram requesting him to give up his fast because, Tagore wrote, Nazrul Islam had a lot to contribute to Bengali literature.
He frequently used Arabic or Persian words. He wrote and set to music about songs. As in his poems, Nazrul Islam established a style distinctly different from that of Tagore in his musical compositions.
Among his books of lyrics, the collection of Muslim devotional songs called zulfikar, the collection of patriotic songs called sarbahara deserve special mention. Many critics consider that his greatest contribution to Bengali literature is his songs.
He was also associated with theatre and wrote scripts for films. In , he lost his speech and memory, which he never regained.
He also wrote two novels called Bandhanhara and Kuhelika. Before independence from the British rule in Indian sub-continent the Muslims became a parasitic losing their traditional glory.
He reminded them of their lost sense of Muslim nationalism and sense of equity proclaimed by Islam. Moreover, he tried his best to build a bond between the Hindu and Muslim communities. At the same time he wanted to revive the Bengali-speaking Muslims by inspiring them through his Islamic nasheeds and poetry.
His contribution for that purpose was huge. He waved the flag on the broken castle of Bengali-Muslim society. He fulfilled the want of language and substance of the Muslim Bangla literature.
From the spiritual perspective it is a revolution in their national life. The leader of this revolution is none other thanNazrul. Love of Allah and Rasulullah found shelter in the innermost part of his heart.
He sings his Islamic songs of humanity with the light of the Holy Quran and Hadith. It was he who first used Arabic and Persian terms in many of his poetry as well as songs with a marvellous craft which successfully exposed the Bengali-Muslim culture. Before Nazrul Islam other poets tried to use Arabic and Persian language in their literary work to create a new form. But their attempt did not succeed as the terminology did not suit the substance and mood of their literature xviii.
This expertise in various languages did not come on to him suddenly. Nazrul Islam took his first lesson of Arabic and Persian languages from his maktabs maktab is a primary school that teaches Islamic education teacher Moulovi Kazi Fazle Ahammad. Besides, Nazrul had an uncle named Bazle Karim who was an expert in Persian. He tried to write poetry in Persian language. However, though he could not execute his great wish completely, but Allah has fulfilled part of his desire.
The Bangla-speaking Muslims as well as non-Muslim communities are indebted to Nazrul Islam for his contribution to Islam. Accordingly his wish was fulfilled, he was buried near the mosque adjacent to the University of Dhaka. Seven Islamic poems along with five other poems published in Agni-bina October 6.
Poems in Arabic Rhymes 7. Jinjir Rubaiyat-e-Hafij Julfikar KabyaAmpara Tawfeek Dao KhodaIslame MaktabSahitya SeiRabiulAwaler Chand Ore O MadinaBolte Parish Nine Gazals of Diwan-e-Hafij translated and published in Nirjhor Notun Chand Morubhaskar Islam is based on five pillars.
Allah Amar Prabhu] Translation: Throughout the world his prise is sung. I have my Quran, Why should I fear my one? Islam is my religion, The Kalima is my amulet, The Twahid my guide, Iman is my shield and the crescent my reading fight Allal-u-Akbar is my battle cry, And my final destination is paradise.
Where the Arsh of Allah lies. Here prince and the pauper play same noble role. In this world of Islam I know that the ultimate victory will be mine, I know that through Islam alone. Can I achieve my final goal. He awakened the Muslims as to how they have lost the spirit represented by the Qur'an and the Prophetic legacy.
In a poem about Eid, he beautifully portrayed the relevance of Eid for the poor and deprived. Nazrul Islam was universalistic, deeply humanity-oriented and full of love and compassion for the people, especially the oppressed, deprived and downtrodden. In a poem as well as song lyric on the theme of Ramadan and Eid,xxiii he wrote: O Mon, Ramzaneroirozarsheshe Translation: The End of pleasure has arrived!
Give thyself away this day And harken to the heavenly command! All your wealth and gold, All your palaces are for God alone! Pay off the poor-rates this day To rouse the lifeless Muslims any way! Islam and Muslim Societies: Forget who friends are and who foes are this day. And grasp the hands of all.