Alauddin Al-Azad

Alauddin Al-Azad (6 May 1932 – 3 July 2009[1]) was a modern Bangladeshi author, novelist, and poet.

Alauddin Al-Azad
আলাউদ্দিন আল আজাদ
Alauddin Al Azad.jpg
Azad in 1954
Born(1932-05-06)6 May 1932
Died3 July 2009(2009-07-03) (aged 77)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
NationalityBangladeshi
EducationPhD
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
London University

Early life and educationEdit

Azad was born in Dhaka. He Passed Secondary School Certificate and Higher Secondary School Certificate in 1947 and 1949 respectively. From Dhaka University he earned his BA (Honors) and MA in 1953 and 1954. He received his PhD from London University in 1970 for his work Iswar Gupter Jeebon o Kabita. Also he was a first secretary of Bangladesh High Commission in Moscow. He died on July 3, 2009 in Uttara Thana.

 
Grave of Azad in Martyred Intellectuals Graveyard , Mirpur

WorksEdit

His literary works were included in the curriculum of school level, secondary, higher secondary and graduation level Bengali Literature in Bangladesh.

NovelsEdit

  • Teish Nambor Toilochitra (Oil Painting Twenty Three 1960)
  • Shiter Sheshrat Basanter Pratham Din (Last Night of Winter First Day of Spring, 1962)
  • Karnafuli (1962)
  • Kshuda O Asha (Hanger and Hope, 1964)
  • Khashra Kagoj (Papers for Rough Sketch, 1986)
  • Shyam Chhayar Songbad (Intimations of Green Shadows, 1986);
  • Jyotsnar Ajana Jiban (Unknown Life of Jyotsna, 1986)
  • Jekhane Danriye Achi (The Spot I Stand on, 1986)
  • Swagatam Bhalobasha (Welcome, Love, 1990)
  • Apar Joddhara (Other Soldiers, 1992)
  • Purana Polton (1992)
  • Antarikshe Briksharaji (Trees in the Sky, 1992)
  • Priya Prince (Dear Prince, 1995)
  • Campus (1994)
  • Anudita Andhokar (Translated Darkness, 1991)
  • Swapnoshila (Dreamstone, 1992)
  • Kalo Jyotsnay Candramallika (Candramallika in Dark Moonlight, 1996)
  • Bishrinkhala (Chaos, 1997)
  • Nirbachito Bangla Choty Golpo

StoriesEdit

  • Jege Achi
  • Dhankannya
  • Mrigonavi
  • Andhokar Shiri
  • Ujan Taronge
  • Jakhan Saykat
  • Amar Rokto swapno amar
  • জীবনজমিন

PoemsEdit

  • Manchitra
  • Vorer Nodir Mohonay Jagoron
  • Surjo Jalar Swapan
  • jouno golpo somogro
  • লেলিহান পান্ডুলিপি
  • নিখোঁজ সনেটগুচ্ছ
  • সাজঘর

DramaEdit

  • Ehuder Meye
  • Morokkor Jadukar
  • Dhanyabad
  • Mayabi Prohor
  • Songbad Sesangsho

EssaysEdit

  • Shilper Sadhona
  • Sahittyer Sguntok Ritu

Book on Liberation WarEdit

  • Ferrari Diary [1978]

AwardsEdit

  • Bangla Academy Literary Award (1965)
  • UNESCO Award (1965)
  • National Film Award (1977)
  • Sight and Film Award (1977)
  • Abul Kalam Shamsuddin Literary Award (1983)
  • Abul Mansur Ahmad Literary Award (1984)
  • Lekhika Sangha Award (1985)
  • Rangdhanu Award (1985)
  • Alakta Literary Award (1986)
  • Ekushey Padak (1986)
  • Sher-e-Bangla Literary Award (1987)
  • Natyasava Baktitya Award (1989)
  • Kathak Academy Award, (1989)
  • Kalacakra Medal (1988–89)
  • Lok Forum Gold Medal (1990)
  • Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das Gold Medal (1994)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alauddin Al Azad dies at 77". bdnews24.com. 2009-07-04. Retrieved 2009-07-04. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit

  • "Short Bios". bangladeshinovels.com. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2006-07-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  • Golpo Songroho (Collected Stories), the national textbook 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 textbook of intermediate (college) level of Bangladesh published in 1996 by all educational boards.