Mahakabi Kaikobad- his poetic role in awakening the lost glory of his community

Vol-4 | Issue-03 | March 2019 | Published Online: 13 March 2019    PDF ( 139 KB )
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2595248
Author(s)
Md. Golam Murshid 1; Dr. Shabnam Begum 2

1Research Scholar, Department of History, Aliah University, Kolkata, WB (India)

2Part-time Teacher, Department of Islamic Theology, Aliah University, Kolkata, WB (India)

Abstract

In the first half of modern Bengali literature, there were three great Muslim literati – Kaikobad, Mir Musharraf Hossain and Mozammel Haque. Kaikobad got a long life which he utilized in the cultivation of literature. The whole literary life of Kaikobad can be divided into three phases. In the first phase, he concentrated on lyric, in the second phase on epic and in the third phase on multifarious poems – short poems, narrative poems, short epics and lyrics. The article is an attempt to highlight the role of Kaikobad who sacrificed his whole life in awakening his communities from the deep slumber of ignorance by his poetic talent.

Keywords
Kaikobad, BirohoBilap, KusumKanon, Ashrumala, MahaSamshan
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