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Humayun Azad

Humayun Azad

Full Name: Mohammed Humayun Azad
Born: 28th April, 1947
Nationality: Bangladeshi
Born place: Rarhi Khal, Munshiganj
Occupation: Author, poet, scholar, linguists, critic and columnist
Spouses: Latifa Kahinoor

Humayun Azad is one of the best writers in his time. He is too popular still now after his death. He has many fellows in all over the world for his powerful writings. He was a former student and also Lecturer at University of Dhaka. He wrote almost 70 titles in his lifetime. He is mostly renowned for his anti-religion mind. Bangladesh Gov. honored him Ekushey Padak in 2012 posthumously.

Humayan Azad was born and bought up in Rarhikhal, Munshiganj. Then, he completed his BA degree from Dhaka University. Then, he earned his PhD in linguistics from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1976. Then, he came back to Bangladesh and joined University of Dhaka as a faculty member of Department of Bengali.

In the decade of 1980s, he started to write in many newspapers. He usually wrote about socio-political issues. In the mean time he wrote a lot of poems. A long time he passed by making poem. Then, in the time of 1990s, he concentrated to write novels. In his writing, he made himself agnostic willingly. He raised his voice against religious extremism as well as Islam.

In the year of 1992 he wrote a novel named ‘Naari’ which gave him popularity in all over the country. This book was banned between 1995 and 2000. Another most criticized book is ‘Pak Sar Jamin Sad Bad’ written by him. After publishing this in Ittefaq Eid collection, he got threatened regularly.

At last on 27th February, 2004, he attacked by some assailants. He was heavily injured but, got well after four days in a rare case. Later the commander of JMB (Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh) told that they did this vicious attempt. Everybody thought that Humayun Azad is now completely safe. But, on 11th August of the same year he was found dead in his apartment in Munich, Germany, where he went to complete a research.

Humayun Azad

Humayun Azad

Humayun Azad got many awards for his massive contribution for Bengali literature. The most renowned awards are:

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  • Bangla Academy Award
  • Ekushey Padak

Bibliography
Poetry

  • Aloukik Ishtimar (1973)
  • Jolo Chitabagh (1980)
  • Shob Kichu Noshtoder Odhikare Jabe (1985)
  • Jotoi Gobhire Jai Modhu Jotoi Uporay Jai Neel (1987)
  • Ami Bachay Chilam Onnoder Shomoy (1990)
  • Humayun Azader Shreshtho Kobita (1993)
  • Adhunik Bangla Kobita (1994)
  • Kafone Mora Osrubindu (1998)
  • Kabya Shonggroho (1998)
  • Peronor Kichhu Nei (2004)

 

Fictions

  • Chappanno Hazar Borgomile (1994)
  • Shob Kichu Bhenge Pore (1995)
  • Manush Hishbe Amar Oporadhshomuho (1996)
  • Jadukorer Mrittu (1996)
  • Shuvobroto, Tar Shomporkito Shushomacher (1997)
  • Rajnitibidgon (1998)
  • Kobi Othoba Dondito Aupurush (1999)
  • Nijer Shongge Nijer Jiboner Modhu (2000)
  • Fali Fali Ko’re Kata Chand (2001)
  • Uponnashshonggroho-Ak (2001)
  • Sraboner Brishtite Roktojoba (2002)
  • Uponnashshonggroho-Dui (2002)
  • Dosh Hazar Abong Aro Akti Dhorshon (2003)
  • Ekti Khuner svapna (2004)
  • Pak Sar Jamin Sad Bad (2004)

 

Criticism

  • Rabindraprobondho/Rashtro O Shomajchinta (1973)
  • Shamsur Rahman/Nishshonggo Sherpa (1983)
  • Shilpokolar Bimanikikoron O Onnanno Probondho  (1988)
  • Bhasha-Andolon:Shahittik Potobhumi (1990)
  • Nari  (1992); banned between 1995 and 2000
  • Protikkriashilotar Dirgho Chayar Niche (1992)
  • Nibir Nilima (1992)
  • Matal Torony (1992)
  • Norokay Anonto Hritu (1992)
  • Jolpai Ronger Andhokar (1992)
  • Shimaboddhotar Shutro (1993)
  • Adhar O Adhayo (1993)
  • Amar Abishshash (1997)
  • Parbotto Chattagram: Shobuj Paharer Bhetor Diye Probahito Hingshar Jhornadhara (1997)
  • Nirbachito Probondho (1999)
  • Mohabishsho (2000)
  • Ditio Lingo (2001)
  • Amra Ki Ai Bangladesh Cheyechilam (2003)
  • Dhormanuvutir Upokotha (2004)
  • Amar Notun Jonmo (2005)
  • Amader Boimela (2006)

Linguistic

  • Pronominalization in Bengali (1983)
  • Bangla Bhashar Shotrumitro (1983)
  • Bakkototto (1994)
  • Bangla Vasha Ditiyo Khondo (1985)
  • Bangla Bhasha (1994)
  • Tulonamulok O Oitihashik Bhashabiggan (1988)
  • Arthobiggan (1999)

Teenage literature

  • Lal Neel Dipaboli Ba Bangla Shahitter Jiboni
  • Fuler Gondhe Ghum Ashena
  • Koto Nodi Shorobor Ba Bangla Bhashar Jiboni
  • Abbuke Mone Pore
  • Bukpokete Jonakipoka
  • Amader Shohoray Akdol Debdut
  • Andhokaray Gondhoraj
  • Our Beautiful Bangladesh

Within these he also wrote some books. These are:

  • Humayun Azader Probochonguccho
  • Shakkhatkar
  • Attotayider Shonge Kothopokothon
  • Bohumatrik Jotirmoy
  • Rabindranath Thakurer Prothom Kobita

 

 

 

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