Seminar on Madhushudan Dutt held at JnU

JnU Correspondent

A day-long seminar on Michael Madhusudan Dutt was held at Jagannath University in Dhaka marking his 200th birth anniversary on Tuesday.

JnU Bangla department organised the discussion programme at the university’s central seminar room in the morning.

Islamic University, Kushtia’s former vice-chancellor Professor M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari, widely known as Rashid Askari, addressed the programme as chief discussant while JnU treasurer Professor Md. Humayun Kabir Chowdhury spoke as chief guest with Bangla department chairman Professor Milton Biswas in the chair.

Professor Chanchal Kumar Bosh of the Bangla department delivered welcome speech while Shah M Ariful Abed of the same department and SM Tanvir Ahmad of History department presented articles in the seminar.

Marketing department chairman Professor Md. Zahir Uddin Arif, Bangla department teachers Asadullahil Galib, Shamim Ara, Sonia, among others, were present on the occasion.

Logno and Eva, both student of the Bangla department, jointly conducted the seminar attended by more than three hundred students of the university including History department students Abdul Jabbar, Mohammad Ali, Shahin Miah and Halima Akter.

While addressing the seminar, Dr Rashid Askari said, Michael Madhusudan Dutt is not only the father of modern Bengali poetry; he is also the first Bengali revolutionary poet. His magnum opus—Meghnadbadh Kavya is a deconstructionist retelling of the ancient Indian epic Ramayana. This great poetic genius is still underrated and lots of areas regarding his revolutionary themes and classic style are still remaining unexplored, he said.’