Mrittyukshudha Kazi Nazrul Islam

Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC), Dhaka  in association with Asian Paints, IRCON and Marico Bangladesh is organising A Book Reading Session by “The Reading Circle” of the book – “Mrittyukshudha”of  Kazi Nazrul Islam at 6:30 PM on June 21, 2014 at IGCC, House No. 35, Road No. 24, Gulshan-1, Dhaka.

      In 1926, Kazi Nazrul Islam moved to Krishnanagar with his family. His stay there inspired his second novel, Mrityukshudha. The novel describes the dire poverty of the downtrodden and the struggles of a few individuals to better their lot and that of others. The novel also introduces the character of a revolutionary, who attempts to convey to the poor and the exploited an awareness of their rights. As in Nazrul’s other novels, there is a love triangle in this novel as well. Despite the starkness of the scenes of poverty in the novel, there is a surprising amount of humour in it.

Members of The Reading Circle will discuss Mrityukshudha in a literary adda at IGCC. Comments by the audience are welcome. Professor Rafiqul Islam, Professsor Emeritus, ULAB and a renowned Nazrul scholar, will also speak on the occasion.

The Reading Circle, formed eight years ago, reads both Bangla and English books. In 2012, members of the group translated Kazi Nazrul Islam’s novel, Bandhon Hara into English as Unfettered.

                You are cordially invited to participate in the Book Reading by “The Reading Circle” of the book – “Mrittyukshudha” of  Kazi Nazrul Islam at 6:30 PM on June 21, 2014 at IGCC, House No. 35, Road No. 24, Gulshan-1, Dhaka.

Entry is free (No pass is required). No bags will be allowed within the IGCC, Gulshan-I premises during the concert.

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