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Professor Mustofa Munir is the translator of ‘Sanchita’– an anthology of poems and lyrics of Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, a great poet, a lyricist, musician and philosopher. Mr. Munir was a teacher in colleges for many years. He writes poems and short stories. One of his best poems was published in ‘The Silent Journey’ – an anthology of poems published by the International Library of poetry, USA. He is ready to publish two more translated works of anthology of poems – ‘Agnibina’ and ‘Shindhu Hindol’’ of Kazi Nazrul Islam from Outskirts Press. He had his higher degrees from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, University of Uppsala, Sweden and from GMU, Virginia, USA. He is a lover of Poet Kazi Nazrul’s literary works and songs. He devoted himself to translate Poet Nazrul’s other works of poetry, novels, short stories and lyrics into English. In the happy twilight of retirement Professor Munir settled in Houston, Texas.
Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam selected and compiled some of his best poems and lyrics in a volume and named it ‘Sanchita’ – an anthology of selected poems and lyrics. The resourceful poems and lyrics in this anthology uphold human dignity, religious harmony, truth, beauty, pain and love. His poems validated the philosophy of human values and social justice. The superb poetic excellence is manifested in every page of this book—a masterpiece of literature. Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam captured the theme of love and humanity in the poems that readily demonstrated his feelings for mankind, his rebelliousness against injustice and his emotion as a lover in concrete and sublime form. By being so romantic the Poet left the impression of his feelings and emotion all along in his poems and lyrics. As a true lover he merged himself with the beauteous hills, forests, birds, mountains, rivers and seas around him and expressed his feelings of happiness and pain. The philosophy of universal equality of mankind reflects very much on the center theme of his poems and lyrics. He urged the mankind to put an end to all differences and hindrances that exist in the religion and society and bring them at one confluence of equality. As he wrote: “Within thee lie the wisdom of all ages and scriptures, O my friend, open thy heart, all scriptures are there!”