Posted by: Frederick Cornwell Sanders | 2013/10/23

“October 23, 1929” By Rick Sanders

Poet Shamsur Rahman photographed on 12 June 20...

Poet Shamsur Rahman photographed on 12 June 2005 at Bhorer Kagoj Office. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1929, Shamsur Rahman, the Bangladeshi poet and journalist is born. He lives until 2006. Wikipedia introduces him as:

Shamsur Rahman (Bengali: শামসুর রাহমান Shamsur Rŭhman; October 23, 1929 – August 17, 2006) was a Bangladeshi poet, columnist and journalist. Rahman, who emerged in the latter half of the 20th century, wrote more than sixty books of poetry and is considered a key figure in Bengali literature. He was regarded the unofficial poet laureate of Bangladesh. Major themes in his poetry and writings include liberal humanism, human relations, romanticized rebellion of youth, the emergence of and consequent events in Bangladesh, and opposition to religious fundamentalism.

An example of his poetry is:

“Freedom, You”

Freedom, you are the immortal poems and songs of Rabindranath Freedom, you are Kazi Nazrul, the great man with waving unkempt hair, raptured in your joy of creation …


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