Kazi Abdul Wadud

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Kazi Abdul Wadud
Born (1894-04-26)April 26, 1894
Died May 19, 1970(1970-05-19) (aged 76)
Alma mater Presidency University, Kolkata
Kolkata University
Spouse(s) Jamila Khatun (m. 1916–1970)

Kazi Abdul Odud (26 April 1894 - 19 May 1970) was a Bengali essayist, prominent critic, dramatist and biographer. He was born into a lower-middle-class family, in larger Faridpur (present) Rajbari, Pangsha. His father's name was Kazi Sayed hosen (also Kazi Sagiruddin).

Academic life[edit]

In 1913, he passed matriculation from Dhaka Collegiate School. Then he passed l.A. and B.A. from Presidency College, Kolkata. In 1919 he completed M.A. in Economics from Calcutta University.


In 1926, he founded Muslim Sahitto Somaz[1] in Dhaka and he also led the Buddhir Mukti (rising up from ignorance) movement[2] with some young writers. His newspaper Shikha[3] helped to increase the growth of the movement . Sayed Abdul hossen and Qazi Motahar Hossain also joined this movement . Kazi Abdul Wadud was closely related with the Bengali Muslim literary movement.


He took a job with Kolkata textbook board .In 1920 he joined Dhaka intermediate college (now Dhaka College) as a professor of literature because it was very rare to find a graduate post in Bengali. After 1947, Dhaka University proposed him for teaching but he got more opportunities for writing in Kolkata and stayed there for the remainder of his life.


In 1916, he married with his uncle's eldest daughter, Jamila khatun. She died in 1954[4]


  • Saswoto Bongo
  • Somaj O Sahitto

Others books[edit]

  • Mir poribar (story), 1918
  • Nodibokshe(Novel), unknown date
  • Robindro kabbo pattho(Criticism), Bengali 1334 AD
  • Torun (A collection of story and short dramas) Kolkata, Bengali 1355 A.D.
  • Poth o bipoth(Drama) Bengali 1346
  • Nazrul prothiva(Criticism), 1949
  • Azad(Novel), 1948
  • Creative Bengal (a translation of Bengali essays), 1950
  • Pobitro Quraner Prothom part (torjoma) Bengali 1337 Adt


In 1970, he got "Shisir kumar award"[5]


"I don't want poverty for man, I want that which is great prosperity."[6]


  1. ^ Nirbachito probondho ,Kollol prokashoni ISBN 984 617 009 2
  2. ^ Discussion on Kazi Abdul Odud held on Department of Bengali , Govt. Rajendra college Faridpur . Date : 10-3-2013
  3. ^ Kazi Abdul Wadud : Somaj cheytona ,Dr. Sahin Afjal .First publish : Ekushey Boimela 2005
  4. ^ Kazi Abdul Oduder songkhipto Jibonponji ,porishistho ,Nirbachito probondho Edition : Mossamot Selina khatun .,Lecturer ,Bengali ,Eden Govt. Mohila college
  5. ^ Discussion on Kazi Abdul Odud held on Department of Bengali , Govt. Rajendra college Faridpur . Date : 10-3-2013
  6. ^ Nirbachito probondho ,Kollol prokashoni ISBN 984 617 009 2