Dear Alochona friends,
Salam and greetings.
1999 is the year of Nazrul's birth centennial. Despite many controversies
around his life, personally I am deeply touched by his works. As I searched
through the cyberspace, I found only cursory information about Nazrul. Late
this summer I decided to put together a homepage dedicated to the wonderful
life and works of the Rebel Poet of Bengal, Kazi Nazrul Islam.
The following are some of the things you will see at the website:
Work on Nazrul
Nazrul in his own words
The site also contains some of his poems that I have attempted to translate
in rhymed structure. I am neither a poet nor I have adequate background in
english. Nevertheless, I did it because I liked and enjoyed the challenge.
Yes, there are translations by others as well.
The first phase of building the homepage is now complete. With your help, I
hope to develop this page further. I invite you to visit the page. If you
have any suggestion or any material to contribute, please let me know.
Dr. Mohammad Omar Farooq
Upper Iowa University