Kazi Nazrul Islam, Mrityukshudha [Love and Death in Krishnanagar]

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Mrityukshudha [Deathly Hunger or Hunger for Death], published in translation as Love and Death in Krishnanagar, is Kazi Nazrul Islam’s second novel. It was serialized in Saogat [The Gift] from November 1927 and was published in book form in 1930. It is similar to his other two novels in having a rebel hero and a triangular love affair. Though in Bandhon Hara [Unfettered], the hero is a soldier in the British Indian Army, his rebellious nature is described several times. In Nazrul’s last novel, Kuhelika [The Revolutionary] (1931), the hero is a revolutionary. In Mrityukshudha, the hero is a Bolshevik.

In late 1925 or early 1926 Nazrul moved to Krishnanagar with his family. During his stay, he attended a number of political conferences. Nazrul was also struck by the poverty he

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Citation: Zaman, Niaz. "Mrityukshudha". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 March 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=39287, accessed 04 December 2023.]

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