Syed Shamsul Haque

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Syed Shamsul Haq
সৈয়দ শামসুল হক
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Born (1935-12-27) 27 December 1935 (age 78)
Kurigram, East Bengal (now Bangladesh)
Occupation writer
Years active 1954-present
Spouse(s) Anwara Syed Haq
Children Bidita Sadiq (daughter)
Ditio Syed Haq (son)
Parents Syed Siddique Husain (father)
Halima Khatun (mother)
Relatives Syed Raisuddin (grandfather)
Awards Bangla Academy Award (1966)
Ekushey Padak (1984)

Syed Shamsul Haq (Bengali: সৈয়দ শামসুল হক; born 27 December 1935) is a Bangladeshi poet and writer.[1]

Early life[edit]

Syed Shamsul Haq was born in Kurigram (in northern part of present-day Bangladesh) on 27 December in 1935. His father was Syed Siddique Husain, a homeopathic physician. His mother was Halima Khatun.[2] His father came to Kurigram to pursue in the practice of medicine. Traditionally they belonged to a Peer (Saint) family.[citation needed] But Haq's father broke the family tradition and studied in the main stream course of English education and then took up Medicine.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Haq married Anwara Syed Haq. She is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in London.[2] Together they have one daughter - Bidita Sadiq and one son - Ditio Syed Haq. Bidita teaches English literature at higher school level. Ditio, an IT specialist, writes stories, lyrics and music.

Haq lives alternately in Dhaka and London.[2]

Literature[edit]

Syed Shamsul Haq writes poetry, fiction, plays - mostly in verse and essays. His literary works were included in the curriculum of school level, secondary, higher secondary and graduation level Bengali literature in Bangladesh.

Poetry[edit]

  • Ekoda Ek Rajje (Once upon a time in a kingdom, 1961)
  • Boishekhe Rochito Ponktimala (Verses of Boishakh, 1969)
  • Birotihin Utsob (The ceaseless festival, 1969)
  • Protidhonigon (The echos, 1976)
  • Opor Purush(The other man, 1978)
  • Kobita Samagra (Collected Poems) in 3 Volumes [2007]

Novels[edit]

  • Ek Mahilar Chhobi (Portrait of a Woman, 1959)
  • Anupam Din (Best Days, 1962)
  • Simana Chhariye (Beyond the Bounds, 1964)
  • Neel Dangshon (The Blue Sting, 1981)
  • Smritimedh (Massacre of Memory, 1986)
  • Mrigayay Kalakshep (Spending Time in Deer Hunting, 1986)
  • Stabdhatar Anubad (Translation of Silence, 1987)
  • Ek Juboker Chhayapath (The Milky Way of a Youth, 1987)
  • Swapna Sankranta (Regarding Dreams, 1989)
  • Brishti O Bidrohigon (Rain and the Rebels, 1996)
  • Baro Diner Shishu (A Child of Twelve Days, 1989)
  • Banabala Kichu Taka Dhar Niyechhilo (Banabala Borrowed Some Money, 1989)
  • Trahi (Save Our Soul, 1989)
  • Tumi Sei Tarbari (You are That Sword, 1986)
  • Kayekti Manusher Sonali Jouban (Golden Youth of a Few Human Beings, 1989)
  • Shreshtho Uponyas (Best Novels, 1990)
  • Nirbasita (The Exiled Woman, 1990)
  • Nishiddha Loban (Forbidden Incense, 1990)
  • Khelaram Khele Ja (Keep It Up, Kilroy, 1991)
  • Megh O Machine (Cloud and Machine, 1991)
  • Iha Manush (This is a Human Being, 1991)
  • Mahashunye Poran Master (Poran Master in the Space)
  • Dwitiya Diner Kahini (Story of the Second Day)
  • Balikar Candrojan (The Girl’s Lunar Vessel)
  • Ayna Bibir Pala (The Ballad of Ayna Bibi)
  • Kaldharma (Religion of the Time)
  • Duratwa (Distance)
  • Na Jeyo Na (No, Don’t Go)
  • Onya Ek Alingan (A Different Embrace)
  • Ek Mutho Janmabhumi (A Fistful of Motherland)
  • Bukjhim Bhalobasa (Love that Makes the Chest Ache)
  • Acena (Unknown)
  • Alor Jonyo (For Light)
  • Rajar Sundari (The Beautiful Girl of the King)
  • Gupta Jibon Prakashya Mritu
  • Chokebazi

Stories[edit]

  • Tash (Cards, 1954)
  • Seet Bikel (A cold afternoon, 1959)
  • Rokto Golap (Blood rose, 1964)
  • Anondr Mrittu (A blissful death, 1967)
Collected Short Stories (2006)

Plays[edit]

  • Payer Awaj Paoa Jay (We hear the footsteps)
  • Nuruldiner Sara Jibon (The entire life of Nurul Din)
  • Ekhane Ekhon (Here, now)
  • Ganonayaka (The public hero)
  • Eersha (Envy)
  • Narigon (The women)
  • Uttarbangsha
  • Khatta Tamasha (Bitter jokes)
  • Judhha ebong Judhha (War and war)
  • Collected Verse plays
  • Collected plays

Translations[edit]

  • Shakespear's Macbeth
  • Tempest
  • Troilus and Cresida
  • Ibsen's Pyr Gynt

Awards[edit]

  • Bangla Academy Award (1966)
  • Adamjee Literary Award (1969)
  • Alakta Gold Medal (1982)
  • Alaol Literary Award (1983)
  • Kabitalap Award (1983)
  • Literary Award of the Association of Women Writers
  • Ekushey Padak (1984)
  • Jebunnessa-Mahbubullah Gold Medal (1985)
  • Padabali Kabita Award (1987)
  • Nasiruddin Gold Medal (1990)
  • National Poetry Award (1997)
  • national Poetry Honour (2001)
  • TENAS Medal (1990).
  • Independence Day Award (2000)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Intellectuals for erasing communal forces". Daily Star. 2 March 2004. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c "About Shamsul Haque". jaleshwari. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Golpo Songroho (Collected Stories), the national text book of B.A. (pass and subsidiary) course of Bangladesh, published by University of Dhaka in 1979 (reprint in 1986).
  • Bangla Sahitya (Bengali Literature), the national text book of intermediate (college) level of Bangladesh published in 1996 by all educational boards.

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