Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 08:40:36 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Poet Sheikh Fazlul Karim

photo by

Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Wakil Ahmed :
Sheikh Fazlul Karim (1882-1936) was a Poet, litterateur and editor. He was born on 9 April 1882 at village Kakina in Rangpur district. His father was Amirullah and mother Kokila Bibi.
His early education began with house tutor Harshankar Moitreya, editor of the Dikprakash of Rangpur. Later he got admitted to a high school but he interrupted his education to take up employment with a local jute firm in 1901. After seven years he left the job and established a printing press at Kakina and named it Shahabia Printing Works.
Quite early in life Sheikh Fazlul Karim had his first book of poems Saral Padya Bikash published in 1894. He wrote in 1900 his book of devotional songs Trishva following the tradition of Urdu gazal. He wrote Paritran in 1903 depicting the glory of Prophet Muhammad's life and religious teachings. He wrote Vagnabeena in 1904, Premer Smriti in 1905, Vakti Pushpanjali in 1911, Path O Patheyo in 1913, Gatha in 1920, and Uchchash in the narrative and epic style.
Karim proved his distinction in prose writing as well. He wrote novels such as Laily-Majnu and Harunur Rashid. Among his biographical and historical books are Hazrat Khawaja Mainuddin Chisty, Afghanistaner Itihash (1909), Bibi Rahima (1918), Rajorshi Ibrahim (1924), Bibi Khadiza (1927) and Bibi Fatima (1927). His prose was very lucid and refined. He wrote as many as forty books in verse and prose.
Karim’s poetic thoughts and literary efforts were mainly inspired by religious beliefs and moral principles. He was a follower of Chishtia school of Sufism which is amply reflected in his writings. He did not however overlook the problems of the contemporary society. Karim’s writings reflected his humanistic thoughts. To further this thought he started editing a journal called Bashona (Boishakh 1335). Although the journal was very short-lived, it reflected some precious thinking of the contemporary society including the editor’s own clear views on Bengali language. His journal stood firmly in favour of Bangla, when a crisis grew over the language of the Bengali Muslims. A prime focus of the journal was on Hindu-Muslim unity. During a period of crisis in Hindu-Muslim relations, he wrote the following in verse:
“Where is the heaven, where is the hell, who says these are far off The heaven and hell are among human beings
and the angels and demons are made of human beings.
Whenever our good senses are driven off by our cardinal passions, we burn in the hell-fire of self-remorse.
Whenever we meet in the holy bondage of love and affection, the heaven comes down to our cottages.”
For his contribution to literature the Nadia Sahitya Sabha honoured him with the title of Sahityabisharad in 1916 and with the title of Kabyaratnakar in 1917.
He died on 28 September 1936. n

Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Football »

Self-belief is key to success: Ronaldo

AFP, Lisbon :Cristiano Ronaldo says the key to his staggering success is believing nobody is better than he is -- and he advised his Portuguese teammates to adopt the same attitude.The Real Madrid star made the comments as he accepted the Portuguese player of the year award in Lisbon."We should ...

Entertainment »

Sayali Bhagat reveals her Marathi Debut

Sayali Bhagat, the title holder of 'Femina Miss India World turned actress was last seen in 'Yaariyan' in 2014 is now enjoying motherhood and preparing for her next project simultaneously. She was recently seen at a book launch event of her dear friend, Sonia Golani at Marini queen exhibition at ...

International »

China ready to fight `bloody battle` to regain its rightful place in world: Xi

AFP, Beijing : President Xi Jinping delivered a blistering nationalist speech on Tuesday, warning against any attempts to split China and touting the country's readiness to fight "the bloody battle" to regain its rightful place in the world.Xi's address capped an annual session of the National People's Congress that paved the ...

Editorial »

Developing nation status without reaching benefits to common people meaningless

DESPITE Bangladesh's positive achievements towards becoming a developing nation soon growing inequality, unemployment, lack of good governance, high cost of borrowing and less trade facilities are still the major challenges that need to be overcome to achieve the developing nation's status. The nation requires sustained efforts to fight back these ...

City »

Former Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University Dr. AK Azad Chowdhury, among others, at the inaugural ceremony of a programme on the debut of 'Green Environment Movement' on the premises of Public Library in the city on Tuesday.

City »

BNP Standing Committee Member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury, among others, at a discussion on 'Recovering of Democracy, Rule of Law and Role for Holding Impartial Election' organised by Bangladesh Jatiya Dal at the Jatiya Press Club on Tuesday.

International »

N. Korea `in talks to free US detainees` as diplomacy escalates

AFP :North Korea is in talks with the US and Sweden to release three jailed Americans, reports said, as diplomatic activities intensified ahead of Pyongyang's planned summits with Washington and Seoul.The release of the three Korean-Americans is under discussion through multiple channels more than a week after President Donald Trump ...

Editorial »

Bangabandhu in satellite era

THE country's first ever-satellite -- Bangabandhu-1 is ready for launch and likely to be sent into orbit next month. It is a defining moment for the country to enter into the satellite era of our own; which will be ready for commercial use in three months after the final launch, ...

Football »

Ronaldo scores 4 goals as Madrid beat Girona 6-3

AP, Madrid :Cristiano Ronaldo extended his impressive scoring run by scoring four goals in Real Madrid's 6-3 rout of Girona in the Spanish league on Sunday.Ronaldo scored once in the first half and three times in the second, reaching 21 goals in his last 11 matches in all competitions. The ...

Entertainment »

Anushka tried something different for perfection!

These days all the actors try their best to be realistic and get into the skin of their character. From changing looks to mastering the art, they have tried everything. Anushka Sharma and Varun Dhawan who are shooting for their film Sui Dhaaga also doing the same. Anushka took to ...

City »

BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir expressing his reaction over the verdict of the Supreme Court on the bail appeal of BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia at the party central office in the city's Nayapalton on Monday.

Sports »

From left: Natalia Maliszewska of Poland; Choi Min-jeong of South Korea and Qu Chunyu of China hold up their medals following the women's 500 meters at the ISU world short-track speedskating championships in Montreal on Saturday.

Editorial »

Rakhinization to put the last nail to Rohingyas fate

MEDIA reports on Saturday said the Myanmar government has started a Rakhinization programme in areas mostly cleared by its Rohingya Muslim residents. It appears they have started the rehabilitation programme with Buddhist Rakhine migrants, picking from the poor segment of the  population from around 600 km in the south or ...

Entertainment »

Shriya Saran ties the knot with her Russian boyfriend Andrei Koscheev

Actor Shriya Saran who was recently seen in the Telugu film Gayatri opposite Vishnu Manchu is said to have tied the knot with her long-time Russian boyfriend Andrei Koscheev. According to a report in Mid-Day, a source was quoted as saying, "It was a private affair with only family members ...

City »

Muktijoddha Sangsad Santan Command organised a press conference protesting recent remarks on freedom fighters and creating anarchy in the name of movement demanding cancellation of quota system at the Jatiya Press Club yesterday.

Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Write a comment to this news