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Folk Poet Abdul Hye Mashreki

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Literature Desk :
Abdul Hye Mashreki (1 April 1909 - 4 December 1988) was a renowned folk litterateur and poet of Bangladesh. In the 30s and 40s, he got a massive response in the literary world through his writing.  
He mainly focused the lifestyle of the rural people of Bengal in his writing.
He wrote against the social, economical, religious and racial discrimination in rural area. Mihir Acharya, researcher of Bengali literature mentioned three main folk poets in his research in the time period of 1917 to 1936.
Abdul Hye Mashreki was one of the three poets.  Other two were Poet Jasim Uddin and Poet Bande Ali Mia.
Abdul Hye Mashreki was born in the village of Kakonhati of Ishwarganj upazila in Mymensingh on 1 April 1909 in his maternal uncle’s house. His father Osman Gani was an active worker of the movement against jamindar and his mother was Rahima Khatun.
He studied Intermediate at Ananda Mohan College of Mymensingh. Later, he moved on to Kolkata.
Notable books written by Abdul Hye Mashreki are:
Poetry:  
Kichu Rekhe Jete Chai, He Amar Desh, Mather Kobita Mather Gaan, Vatiyali, Ovishopter Bani, Desh Desh Nondito, Kal Nirobodhi, Hazrat Abu Bakar (Ra), Swadesher Proti Hazrat Muhammad (Sm),  and Hutum Vutum Ratri.
Story:
Kulsum, Baul Moner Noksha, Manush O Lash, Nodee Vangey
Drama:  
Notun Gayer Kahini, Sanko
Pala Gaan:  
Rakhal Bondhu, Jarina Sundori
Jari Gaan:  
Dukhu Miar Jari  
Others:  
Dal Dhoriya Nuyaiya Konnya, Akash Keno Nil.
He was a lyricist, writer, dramatist and translator. The smile and cry, joy and sorrow, hope and desire, humanity and secularism were portrayed nicely in his writings.

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