Kazi Nazrul Islam, Kuhelika [The Revolutionary]

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Kuhelika (mist, enigma, mystery; translated as Kuhelika and The Revolutionary) was the last of Kazi Nazrul Islam’s three novels, appearing in book form in 1931. It began to be serialized in Naoroz, when it started publication in mid-1927. When the journal stopped after five issues, the remaining instalments were published in Saogat. While Rabindranath Tagore’s novels have been translated, discussed and some, like Ghare Baire and Chokher Bali, also made into popular movies, Kazi Nazrul Islam’s novels have generally been brushed aside by scholars. Part of the reason is perhaps that they suffer from inherent structural defects. Nevertheless, Nazrul’s novels both complement his poetic writings as well as provide a significant perspective on the political and social conditions of the…

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Citation: Zaman, Niaz. "Kuhelika". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 10 August 2020 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=39335, accessed 09 December 2023.]

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