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Film screening: Documentary on Kazi Nazrul Islam
24 September 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
For this Sunday event, the Tagore Centre UK will present a documentary film on The Bengali firebrand poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.
Kazi Nazrul Islam (26 May 1899 – 27 August 1976) was a Bengali poet, writer, musician, and revolutionary. He is the national poet of Bangladesh. Popularly known as Nazrul, he produced a large body of poetry and music with themes that included religious devotion and spiritual rebellion against fascism and oppression. Nazrul’s activism for political and social justice earned him the title of “Rebel Poet”, but opposed all forms of bigotry and fundamentalism, including religious, caste-based and gender-based.
Throughout his career, Nazrul wrote short stories, novels, and essays but is best known for his songs and poems. His compositions form the avant-garde genre of Nazrul Sangeet (Music of Nazrul). The same genre is known as Nazrul Geeti (Music of Nazrul) in India.
In addition to being revered in Bangladesh, he is equally commemorated and revered in India, especially in the Bengali-speaking states of West Bengal and Tripura.
Please note, the film is in Bengali.