Bande Ali Mia

Bande Ali Mia (17 January 1906 – 27 June 1979)[1] was a Bangladeshi poet.[2] He was awarded the Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1962 and Ekushey Padak in 1988.[3][4]

Bande Ali Mia
বন্দে আলী মিঞা
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Born(1906-01-17)17 January 1906
Died27 June 1979(1979-06-27) (aged 73)
Rajshahi, Bangladesh
NationalityBangladeshi
OccupationPoet, writer, artist, lyricist
Awardsfull list

Early life and careerEdit

Mia was born in Radhanagar, Pabna. He passed the entrance examination in 1923 from the Majumder Academy. He then studied painting at the Indian Art Academy in Calcutta in 1927.[5] He worked as a journalist for the magazine Islam Darshan. He also taught at a Calcutta Corporation School during 1930–1950.[5] His first book, Chor Jamai, was published in 1921 by Calcutta Ashutosh Library.[1] He authored a total of 84 books, most of which feature a rural setting. Another work, Maynamotir Char, was published in 1931 by DM Library in Calcutta. He was the editor of the periodicals Bikash and Bhorer Alo. Later he worked as a script-writer at Rajshahi Radio Station until his death in 1979.

LegacyEdit

Mia's poems were included in the curriculum of school level, secondary and higher secondary Bengali literature in Bangladesh. A school, Kobi Bonde Ali High School, was established in 1988.[1]

AwardsEdit

WorksEdit

Bande's noteworthy work include the following.[5]

Poetry
  • Mainamatir Char (1930)
  • Anurag (1932)
  • Padmanadir Char (1953)
  • Madhumatir Char (1953)
  • Dharitri (1975)
  • Yaram (1981)
  • Leelasangini
Novels
  • Basanta Jagrata Dhare (1931)
  • Shes Lagna (1941)
  • Aranya Godhuli (1949)
  • Nibbhrasta (1958)
  • Taser Ghar (1954)
  • Nari Rahashyamayee
Play
  • Masnad (1931)
  • Baner Phul
  • Kamal Ataturk
  • Joar Bhata
Juvenile literature
  • Chor Jamai (1927)
  • Mrighapori (1932)
  • Bagher Ghare Ghoger Basa (1932)
  • Shonar Harin (1939)
  • Shiyal Panditer Pathshala (1956)
  • Kunchbaran Kanya (1961)
  • Sat Rajyer Galpa (1977)
  • Kamal Ataturk (1937)
  • Sharat Chandra and Chhotoder Nazrul (1958)
  • Dayni Bou (1959)
  • Rupkotha (1960)
  • Hadisher Golpo
  • Galper Asar
  • Shikarer Galpo
  • Bhuter Haate
  • Sundarbaner Bibhisika

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Ahmed Humayun Kabir Topu (2013-01-17). "Poet Bonde Ali's 107th birth anniversary today". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2013-01-17.
  2. ^ "My favourite poet Bande Ali Mia Azad Miah". The New Nation. 2017-09-29. Retrieved 2019-04-04.
  3. ^ পুরস্কারপ্রাপ্তদের তালিকা [Winners list] (in Bengali). Bangla Academy. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  4. ^ একুশে পদকপ্রাপ্ত সুধীবৃন্দ [Ekushey Padak winners list] (in Bengali). Government of Bangladesh. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d Haque, Mahbubul (2012). "Mia, Bande Ali". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.