Saturday, February 22, 2020 | ePaper

Folk Poet Abdul Hye Mashreki

  • Print


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.

More News For this Category

Ekushey February

-Mohammad Nurul Huda :This is the Ekushey day-recalling the 21st of February The day when a stirred-up race erupted incandescently And till now, that day in Bengali minds shines brilliantly.

A Gipsy Daughter

A Gipsy Daughter

by Md Maiz Uddin :Published by Ramshankar Debanath, Bivas, 68-69 Pearidas Road (Rumi Market) Shop No 10, Banglabazar, Dhaka. Publication: February, 2020. Cover: Author. Available at Chirodin Prokashoni, Matigondha.

No Ending

No Ending

by Mohammad Mamun Mia :Publisher: Panjeri Publications Ltd, 43, Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Sarak (old 16, Shantinagar), Dhaka 1217. First published : February 2019. Cover Design: Dhruba Esh. Distributor (abroad):

Poet Abu Zafar Obaidullah

Poet Abu Zafar Obaidullah

Aminur Rahman :Abu Zafar Obaidullah was a (1934-2001) poet, litterateur and civil servant. Born on 8 February 1934 in Baherchar-Kshudrakathi village under Babuganj upazila of Barisal, he got his

Educationist, writer Kabir Chowdhury

Educationist, writer Kabir Chowdhury

Shawkat Hussain :Kabir Chowdhury (1923-2011), National Professor, academician, writer, cultural and social activist, was born on 9 February 1923 in Brahmanbaria. His father was Khan Bahadur Abdul Halim Chowdhury

A pigeon is lamenting

--Gazi Abdulla-hel BaquiCome with me to the war field,Ah! See the scenes of the dark knowledge,Bornout of the mortal frowning.Brothers and friends, mothers and sisters,Relations and creations, fowls and

Fiction writer Lewis Carroll

Fiction writer Lewis Carroll

Literature Desk :Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) was the pen name of Charles L Dodgson, author of the children’s classics Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass. Lewis Carroll was

Novelist Charles Dickens

Novelist Charles Dickens

Literature Desk :He was a novelist, journalist, editor, illustrator and social commentator who wrote such beloved classic novels as Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A

On Haiku

- Gazi Abdulla-hel Baqui1 My mind pens haiku as haiku haunts the heart to bloom and to colour. 2 Giraffe neck haiku pulls the highest than all souls ever

Two poems of Ahmad Ali

1. My greenish-dark birdShe is not far from her birth-placebut on the bank of Kopotakkho river,  and nobody knew that I loved her. When she often sings  the sweetest songs