Syed Ali Ahsan

(26 March 1920/22 - 25 July 2002 / Magura / Bangladesh)

Syed Ali Ahsan
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Syed Ali Ahsan, educationist and writer, was born in the village of Alokdia of Magura district of Bangladesh. His father, Syed Ali Hamed, was a School Inspector. His mother, Syeda Kamrunnegar Khatun, was the daughter of Syed Mokarram Ali, the zamindar and pir of Agla village in Nawabganj thana, Dhaka. He grew up in an atmosphere steeped in sufi traditions inherited from both his paternal and maternal ancestors.


While studying at Armanitola School in 1937, Syed Ali Ahsan published a poem called 'The Rose' in his school magazine. Subsequently, stories, essays and poems written by him in Bangla were published in magazines such as Azad, Mohammadi and Saogat. When... more »

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My East Bengal

My East Bengal, is like a wonderous cool river
What an amazingly cool river is my East Bengal
How quiet and again how gay
In sudden overflowing abandon.
Once loud and noisy
Many a time sleepy and lethargic;
At other times
A continuous flood of subdued voice.
You are bottomless
In the overflowing water of monsoon.
A heaven of generous heart,
A wide expanse of life
Stretching beyond the horizon.
A greeting like the boat
Swimming onward with sweeping current,
Like the full-throated ...

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