Shawkat Osman

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Shawkat Osman
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Native name
শওকত ওসমান
Born
Sheikh Azizur Rahman

(1917-01-02)2 January 1917
Died14 May 1998(1998-05-14) (aged 81)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
EducationMA (Bengali)
Alma materAliah University
St. Xavier's College, Calcutta
University of Calcutta
ChildrenYafes Osman
Parent(s)
  • Sheikh Mohammad Yehia (father)
Awardsfull list

Sheikh Azizur Rahman (known as Shawkat Osman; 2 January 1917 – 14 May 1998) was a Bangladeshi novelist and short story writer.[1] He won Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1962, Ekushey Padak in 1983 and Independence Day Award in 1997.[2][3][4]

Early life and education[edit]

Osman was born in Sabalsinghapur, Hughli, West Bengal. His father was Sheikh Mohammad Yehia. Osman was educated at the Aliah University (Anglo-Persian Department), and at the St. Xavier's College, Calcutta from where he graduated in 1938. He then earned his master's in Bengali literature from the University of Calcutta in 1941.[1]

Career[edit]

Osman migrated to East Pakistan (present-day Bangladesh) after the partition of India in 1947. He started teaching at Chittagong Commerce College.[1] He then served as a faculty member at Dhaka College during 1959–1972.[1]

Literature[edit]

Osman's first prominent novel was Janani, a portrait of the disintegration of a family because of the rural and urban divide. In Kritadaser Hasi (Laugh of a Slave), Osman explored the darkness of contemporary politics and reality of dictatorship.[1]

Family[edit]

Osman's son Yafes Osman is the incumbent Science and Technology minister of Bangladesh.[5]

Awards[edit]

Literary works[edit]

Novels
  • Boni Adam (1943)
  • Janani (1958)
  • Kritadaser Hasi (1962)
  • Samagam (1967)
  • Chaurasandhi (1968)
  • Raja Upakhyan (1971)
  • Jahannam Haite Biday (1971)
  • Dui Sainik (1973)
  • Nekre Aranya (1973)
  • Patanga Pinjar (1983)
  • Rajsakkhi (1985)
  • Jolangi (1986)
  • Puratan Khanjar (1987)
Short stories
  • Pinjrapol (1358)
  • Junu Apa o Anyanya Galpo (1358)
  • Sabek Kahini (1953)
  • Prostor Phalok (1964)
  • Upolakso (1965)
  • Netrapath (1968)
  • Ubhosringo (1375)
  • Janmo Jadi Tabo Bange (1975)
  • Monib o Tahar Kukur (1986)
  • Iswarer Protidandi (1990)
  • Bigata Kaler Galpo (1986)
Dramas
  • Amlar Mamla (1949)
  • Taskar o Laskar (1953)
  • Baghdader Kabi (1359)
  • Daktar Abdullahr Karkhana (1973)
  • Tinti Chhoto Natak (1989)
  • Purna Swadhinata Churna Swadhinata (1990)
Memoires
  • Kalratri Khandachitra (1986)
  • Swajan Sangram (1986)
Children literature
  • Oten Saheber Banglow (1944)
  • Etimkhana (1955)
  • Chhotoder Nanagalpo (1969)
  • Digbaji (1964)
  • Prize o Anyanyagalpo (1969)
  • Tara Dui Jan (1944)
  • Ksude Socialist (1973)
  • Katha Rachanar Katha (1389)
  • Panchasangi (1975)
  • Itihas Bistarito (1985)
  • Mosquitophone
Translation
  • Panchti Natak ( from Molière 1965)
  • Time Machine ( from H.G. Wells 1959)
  • Panchti Kahini ( from Leo Tolstoy 1959)
  • Spainer Chhotogalpo (1372)
  • Prithibir Rangomonche Manush: Santaner Swikarokti ( Amrita Pritom 1985)
  • Nisso 1948
Editation
  • Fazlul Huquer Galpo (1983)

Non-fiction[edit]

  • Samudra Nadi Samarpito (1973)
  • Sangskritir Charai Utrai (1985)
  • Muslim Manoser Rupantar (1986)
  • Bhab Bhasha Bhabna (1974)
  • Nashta tan Ashta Bhan (1986)
  • Haptam Pancham (1957)
  • Pitripurusher Pap (1986)
  • Ebong Tin Mirza (1986)
Osman's grave

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Islam, Sirajul (2012). "Osman, Shawkat". In Islam, Sirajul; Huq, Syed (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
  2. ^ "পুরস্কারপ্রাপ্তদের তালিকা" [Winners list] (in Bengali). Bangla Academy. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  3. ^ "একুশে পদকপ্রাপ্ত সুধীবৃন্দ" [Ekushey Padak winners list] (in Bengali). Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Independence Day Award" (PDF). Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Profile of ministers". The Daily Start. 8 January 2009. Archived from the original on 26 January 2013. Retrieved 5 August 2012.