Since 2006, the Nazrul Committee of Connecticut has planned, organized, and hosted events guided by the spirit, example, and scholarship of internationally known and globally recognized activist, scholar, poet, and philosopher Kazi Nazrul Islam, the first poet laureate of Bangladesh.
From symposia to lectures, from poetry readings to play performances, the Nazrul Committee of Connecticut endeavors to make relevant, visible, and urgent Kazi Nazrul Islam’s work with regard to equality, social justice, peace, and human rights.
- Nazrul’s Moral AestheticsHAIDER A. KHAN of the University of Denver gave the 2016 Nazrul Commemorative Lecture at UConn on Tuesday, October 25 in the Class of 1947 entitled “Nazrul’s Moral Aesthetics: The Beauty of Real Racial and Religious Tolerance” to an audience comprised of faculty, students, staff, and members of the community. With the upcoming elections looming […]
- The Clay Bird FilmOn Tuesday, November 15 at 3:30PM in the Dodd Center’s Konover Auditorium, Tareque Masud’s film MATIR MOINA/THE CLAY BIRD will be shown free of charge. This event is open to the public. Set against the backdrop of the turbulent period in the late 1960s leading up to Bangladesh’s independence from Pakistan, this acclaimed film based […]