The Dissent of Nazrul Islam: Poetry and History

Paperback | June 1, 2009

byPriti Kumar Mitra

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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.

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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, I...

Priti Kumar Mitra is Professor of History and former Director of the Institute of Bangladesh Studies (IBS) a Rajshahi University in Bangladesh.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:356 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.07 inPublished:June 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198063245

ISBN - 13:9780198063247

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List of PlatesAcknowledgementsPrefaceTransliteration Scheme1. Dialectics of Dissent2. Reconstructing the 'Rebel Poet'3. Against British Colonial Establishment and Its Gandhian Remedy: Dissent of the Rebel Poet 14. Against Muslim and Hindu Orthodoxies: Dissent of the Rebel Poet 25. Against the Hegemony of Rabindranath Tagore: Dissent of the Rebel Poet 36. The True Premise of the Rebel PoetAppendixGlossaryBibliography