Artistic depictions of the Bengali Language Movement


Artistic depictions of the Bengali Language Movement

The Bengali Language Movement was a political effort in East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) that advocated the adoption of Bengali as an official language. The movement faced violent opposition by the government before finally succeeding. Numerous songs, poems, novels and plays were written to commemorate the movement, as well as films and memoirs.

ongs

*"Amar Bhaier Rokte Rangano" (My Brothers Blood Spattered) by Abdul Gaffar Choudhury
*"Ora Amar Mukher Kotha" (They are my Words) by Abdul Latif
*"Ekushey February" (21st February) by Kabir Suman

Poems

*"Kadte Ashini Fashir Dabi Niye Ashechi" (I have not come to mourn but to appeal for hanging) by Mahbub Ul Alam Choudhury
*"Bornomala, Amar Dukhini Bornomala" by Shamsur Rahman
*"February 1969" by Shamsur Rahman
*"Amake ki malyo debe dao" by Nirmalendu Goon
*"Chithi" by Abu Zafar Obaidullah
*"Shobhyotar Monibondhe" by Syed Shamsul Haque

Novels

*"Ekushey February" by Zahir Raihan
*"Artonaad" by Shawkat Osman
*"Nirontor Ghontadhoni" by Selina Hossain

Films

*"Jibon Theke Neya" (Taken from Life) directed by Zahir Raihan

tage play

*"Kobor" (Grave) by Munier Chowdhury

ee also

* Artistic depictions of Bangladesh Liberation War


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