Kazi Nazrul Islam, the National Poet of Bangladesh, is known mostly for his revolutionary poetry and for speaking out against social injustices. He advocated for religious pluralism – raised as a Muslim, he married
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When you think of depictions of life, vitality and fluidity of motion, bronze casting is hardly the artistic technique that comes to mind. This cold, hard metal, however, became Meera Mukherjee’s chosen medium as
Annada Sankar Ray (1904-2002) was a Bengali and Odia poet and essayist. Best known for his rhymes, his work covers a range of diverse social and cultural topics including a famous travelogue to Europe.
Reading Born in the village of Barama, in the Chittagong District of erstwhile British India, Somnath Hore was a prolific sculptor and a premier print maker, having invented and developed novel techniques, including the famous
Most of Tagore’s poems for children don’t seem to be written for children at all. In his collection ‘Crescent Moon’ (1913) for instance, each poem is like a gentle admonishment to remind us, the
In 1905 Bengal purdah was still prominent and women’s education not so much. But in a prominent Bengali Muslim household, Rokheya Shekhawat Hussain had her own little feminist dystopia penned down waiting to be