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Our debt of gratitude to Abdul Quadir

Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2019) Our debt of gratitude to Abdul Quadir. The Daily Star. p. 11.

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Abdul Quadir (1906-84) was a poet-prosodist, essayist, editor, journalist, literary critic, bibliophile and collector of literary works. He came from Araisidha – the village where I was born – in the district of Brahmanbaria, so I feel a special affinity with him. The homes where he and I spent our childhoods are within 200 metres of each other. I grew up with the pride that our village produced this great poet and writer. Unfortunately, much to the peril of our understanding of the history of twentieth-century Bengali literature, he is not widely known and is somewhat neglected in literary scholarship. Had he been born in a country like Britain and contributed to English literature the way he did to Bengali literature, I presume he would have been remembered as an outstanding literary figure both in his country and abroad – both during his lifetime and afterwards.

Item Type: Article (Newspaper)
Additional Information: 6409/71098
Uncontrolled Keywords: debt, gratitude, Abdul Quadir
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2019 12:18
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2019 14:54
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/71098

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