The Centenary of Kazi Nazrul Islam`s Poetic Landmark “Bidrohi” (The Rebel)
29 & 30 January, 2022
|Keynote Address: Sugata Bose, Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs , Harvard University|
Bidrohi (The Rebel) by Kazi Nazrul Islam, composed at the end of 1921 and published in January,1922, is hailed and recognized as a landmark poetic marvel because of its radically transformative “modern” content, texture and style, something that took its literary milieu by storm. As we celebrate the centenary year of this pathbreaking modern Bengali literary milestone, we need to attend to the unique philosophical poignance and rebellious self-assertion of the poem. Bidrohi has been hailed as a transformative text as there was no precedence in Bangla literature of such resounding celebration of the self - an “I” that speaks in the first person but resonates with the collective spirit of colonised India, mired in subjugation, drooping with a sense of abjection and total surrender. In fact, Bidrohi is suffused with the affirmative “I”, beginning with an amazing note of the defiant, valorous self.
|Conference Platform: Zoom webinar platform|
|Interested participants are requested to register their name and relevant details at this mail ID firstname.lastname@example.org within 27-01-2022|
Greetings from the Honourable Chief Minister of West Bengal on the occasion of the international conference on the centenary of Nazrul's landmark poetic text, 'Bidrohi'