Abul Hasan was a journalist and a major Bangladeshi poet of the 1960s. He wrote romantic, ruminative, and melancholic poetry of great beauty, for which he is often compared with John Keats. He also wrote a couple of plays and some short stories, but all are affected by his poetic preoccupations. His poetry is by and large full of youthful sentiment – sorrow, anger, and musings about political anarchy; social injustice; the human predicament; alienation and loneliness; the lost past and nostalgia; and queries about the self. But the rage in his works is subdued into poetic grace and serenity.

Hasan was born Abul Hossain Miah on 4 August 1947 into a Muslim family in his maternal grandparents’ home at the village of Barnigram in Faridpur. He adopted the pen name Abul Hasan as there was an

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Citation: Mahmood, Masud. "Abul Hasan". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 January 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14558, accessed 21 June 2024.]

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