Rashid Haider, an eminent litterateur, who is now the
Executive Director of Nazrul Institute in Bangladesh talks about the institute
and its objectives. Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam is the national poet of Bangladesh
and Rashid Haider says that he needs to be understood rather than celebrated as
a national poet .
In an exclusive interview with VOA Bangla Service Rashid
Haider says Poet Nazrul Islam needs to be studied in his totality.
It is very
unfortunate that Nazrul is often divided from communal perspectives. Rashid
Haider says that the institute is trying to project an undivided Nazrul and
bringing forth correct versions of Nazrul’s work.