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Book Review: Poems from Bangladesh

 Ballads from Bangladesh : An Anthology of Poems (Translated by Helal Uddin Ahmed and introduced by Syed Manzoorul Islam; Dhaka: Sucheepatra, February 2009) Every human society has its own shape, its own meanings, and its own stories; and literature of every society has immense merit and significance because it tells us stories of the people of that society and artistically

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Book Review: Rediscovering the Muslim Heritage of Bengal


The Muslim Heritage of Bengal, by Muhammad Mojlum Khan, Leicester: Kube Publishing, 2013, pp412, PB, £19.99. Muhammad Mojlum Khan’s latest book, The Muslim Heritage of Bengal: The Lives, Thoughts and Achievements of Great Muslim Scholars, Writers and Reformers of Bangladesh and West Bengal is a treasure of histories of the region, through the contributions of 42 individuals spanning from early

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Book Review: Professor Abdul Karim’s Contribution and Achievements


 Abdul Karim Commemoration Volume edited by Shamsul Hossain, Dhaka: Adorn Publications, pp248, 2008, HB, Taka 500.00 Professor Dr Abdul Karim was a great Muslim scholar and historian of Bengal. Born in 1928 in Chapachari village, located in Banskhali in Chittagong district of Bangladesh, Abdul Karim studied at Islamic Intermediate College. After completing his Intermediate of Arts (I.A.) in 1946, he

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Farrukh Ahmad’s Bengali Islamic Poetry


Islam in Bengali Verse: A Selection from Sirajun Munira, by Farrukh Ahmad, translated into English by Syed Sajjad Husain, Dhaka: BIIT, pp. 53, PB. TK.100 Farrukh Ahmad was one of the foremost Muslim poets of Bengali literature during the twentieth century along with Kazi Nazrul Islam, Shahadat Husain and Ghulam Mustafa. According to late Professor Syed Sajjad Husain, a Vice-Chancellor

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