Rudra’s poems on rain recitedCultural Correspondent
It was a rainy evening following by a weeklong hot and humid weather on Friday in the capital. The cloudy evening appeared even more romantic to the audience, who enjoyed poet Rudra Muhammad Shahidullah’s passionate poems on rain at the Natmandal at Dhaka University.
The porgmme titled ‘Brishtir Janyo Prarthrona’ was organised by Prakash Sahitya Sangskritik Sangathan. The troupe members presented Rudra’s poems in chorus and solos at the recitation programme directed by Faizul Alam Pappu, general secretary of the organisation.
Faizul Alam Pappu’s spontaneous solo recitation of Brishtir Janyo Prathrona delighted the houseful audience. Passion of love became mingled with the beauty of nature in the poem E Kemon Bhranti Amar, recited by Pappu. He also presented Rudra’s romantic poems Hey Amar Bishanya Sundar, Obhimaner Kheya and Ulto Ghuri.
Sidratul Afia Mohona recited Rudra’s poem Tomake Rakhal depicting devotion for nature and farmers’ pain at the destruction of nature.
Longing for ‘return to innocence’ where the earth was full of greens and people used to live a simple life had been highlighted in the chorus presentation of Rudra’s poem Ishtehar.
Poet Rudra Muhammad Shahidullah was a political satirist and a recitation programme without presentation of his political poems remains incomplete. Prakash Sahitto Sangskritik Sanghatan artistes in chorus presented Rudra’s strong message based poems such as Mangsabhuk Pakhi, Mukhomukhi and Raster Kabita.
Director of the programme Faizul Alam Pappu said, ‘We not only urged for rain through the poems but also for humanity, equality and end of all kinds of oppressions. We have chosen Rudra Muhammad Shahidullah as his poems glorify both nature and human rights.’
Rudra Muhammad Shahidullah was born on October 16, 1956 in Bagerhat district, Bangladesh and died on June 21, 1992. Shahidullah was noted for his revolutionary and romantic poetry. Upodruto Upokule, Phire Pai Shornogram, Manusher Manchitro, Chhobol and Galpo are some of his popular poetry books.
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