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By Priti Kumar Mitra

Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976) got here into prominence in the1920s because the 'Rebel Poet', startling the Indian literary global along with his radical principles and defiant utterances. The Dissent of Nazrul Islam focuses totally on Nazrul's dissent opposed to the British colonial executive in India, the Gandhian non-violent technique of nationwide fight, Islamic fundamentalism and Hindu cultural chauvinism, in addition to the hegemony of Rabindranath Tagore on the earth of Bengali literature. the quantity additionally comprises the English translation of a few of Nazrul's verses of dissent and protest, and discusses the context of others. Surveying the literary, political, social, cultural, and highbrow conditions that formed Nazrul's principles and activities and his exchanges together with his area, time, and environs, iMitrar illustrates how there opened exchange methods of proposal and writing.

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This was too much for the Maulana (who was however in jail at the time in connection with the Khilafat-Non-cooperation movements), and his assistants drastically altered the article to remove the "'hinduani chehiira" [Hinduistic appearance] of its language and ideas'. Next morning Nazrul was shocked to see the wretched distortion of his article in the paper. The rebel in him shrugged and he would never show up again in the office of the paper that cheated him in this manner. IIZ This incident is important for two reasons.

91 ~ Poems for a Poet Satyendra Nath developed an acute eye problem in the middle of 1921 and it was feared that the thirty-nine-year-old popular poet would soon lose his eyesight altogether. The aggrieved poet wrote a touching '10 P 0 l,; l1l ' Kh anchar Pakhi' [Bird in the Cage]- expressing the agony or beco ming blind. The poem appeared in the Moslem Bhiirot in August 192 1, and immediately attracted Nazrul's notice. He was struck by the genuine pathos conveyed by the piece and at once responded with a compassionate poem- 'Dil-Darodi' [Heart-sympathizerJ-fully sharing the affliction and misfortune of his beloved poet of classical Iranian resonance in the twentieth century.

Nazrul was deeply hurt and he mourned this irrepairable loss with a song and a moving editorial composed on the night of Satyendra Nath's death. And within a few days he wrote two long poems also to express his grief. 93 ~~ 'I L Reconstructing the 'Rebel Poet' The Dissent of Nazrul Is l am Nazrul and the Turkish Revolution Mustafa Kamal's Success Along with the pathos of 'Dil-Darodi' Nazrul was also cultivating the sentiment of agitational nationalism by publishing the spirited songs of Comilla in different journals.

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