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Shawkat Osman

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Shawkat Osman (Bangla: শওকত ওসমান; also Shaukat Osman) full-name Sheikh Azizur Rahman (1917-1998) was a Bangladeshi novelist and short story writer. He was born in Sabalsingha pur 1917 in the district of Hughli, West Bengal.His father's name Sheikh Mohammad Yehia.

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Education

He was educated at the Calcutta Madrassa (Anglo-Persian Department), and at the St. Xavier's College, Calcutta from wher he graduated in 1938. Thereafter, he would earn an MA degree in Bengali literature from the University of Calcutta in 1941.

Life

Born in what was then West Bengal, Shawkat Osman migrated to Bangladesh (at that time East Pakistan) after the partition of India in 1947. He started his professional life by teaching at Dhaka College in Dhaka. He also taught at Chittagong Commerce College. He was a servant of Mujibnagar Government in 1971. He died in Dhaka in 1998.

His son Yeafesh Osman became the Science and Technology minister of Bangladesh in 2009

Literature

Osman's first prominent novel was Janani. Janani (Mother)is a portrait of the disintegration of a family because of the rural and urban divide. In Kritadaser Hasi (Laugh of a Slave), Osman explores the darkness of contemporary politics and reality of dictatorship.

Awards

Works

Novels:

  • Boni Adam (1943)
  • Janani(1958)
  • Kritadaser Hasi(1962)
  • Samagam (1967)
  • Chaurasandhi (1968)
  • Raja Upakhyan (1971)
  • Jahannam Haite Biday (1971)
  • Dui Sainik (1973)
  • Nekre Aranya (1973)
  • Patanga Pinjar (1983)
  • Rajsakkhi (1985)
  • Jolangi (1986)
  • Puratan Khanjar (1987)

Short stories:

  • Pinjrapol (1358 B.)
  • Junu Apa o Anyanya Galpo (1358 B.)
  • Sabek Kahini (1953)
  • Prostor Phalok (1964)
  • Upolakso (1965)
  • Netrapath (1968)
  • Ubhosringo (1375 B.)
  • Janmo Jadi Tabo Bange (1975)
  • Monib o Tahar Kukur (1986)
  • Iswarer Protidandi(1990)
  • Bigata Kaler Galpo (1986)

Dramas:

  • Amlar Mamla (1949)
  • Taskar o Laskar (1953)
  • Baghdader Kabi (1359 B.)
  • Daktar Abdullahr Karkhana (1973)
  • Tinti Chhoto Natak (1989)
  • Purna Swadhinata Churna Swadhinata (1990)

Memoires:

  • Kalratri Khandachitra (1986)
  • Swajan Sangram (1986)

Children Literature:

  • Oten Saheber Banglow (1944)
  • Etimkhana (1955)
  • Chhotoder Nanagalpo (1969)
  • Digbaji (1964)
  • Prize o Anyanyagalpo(1969)
  • Tara Dui Jan (1944)
  • Ksude Socialist (1973)
  • Katha Rachanar Katha (1389 B.)
  • Panchasangi (1975)
  • Itihas Bistarito (1985)
  • Mosquitophone

Translation:

  • Panchti Natak ( Translation from Molière )1965
  • Time Machine ( From H.G. Wells)1959
  • Panchti Kahini ( Translation from Leo Tolstoy)1959
  • Spainer Chhotogalpo (1372 B.)
  • Prithibir Rangomonche Manush: Santaner Swikarokti ( Amrita Pritom)1985
  • Nisso 1948

Editation:

  • Fazlul Huquer Galpo (1983)

Non Fiction:

  • Samudra Nadi Samarpito (1973)
  • Sangskritir Charai Utrai (1985)
  • Muslim Manoser Rupantar (1986)
  • Bhab Bhasha Bhabna (1974)
  • Nashta tan Ashta Bhan (1986)
  • Haptam Pancham (1957)
  • Pitripurusher Pap (1986)
  • Ebong Tin Mirza (1986)

See also

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