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Yoga / Hindu : Shakta (Goddess-oriented)

Poems by Nazrul Islam
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The poetry of Kazi Nazrul Islam (sometimes written Najrul Islam) is a fascinating combination of devotion, mysticism, cultural unity, and political exhortation.

Nazrul Islam, as his name implies, was Muslim, yet some of his poetry is Shakti poetry, poems addressed to Kali, the Mother Goddess of Bengali Hindus -- though he often refers to her more generically as Mother or Ma. Nazrul Islam composed his poetry during the time of British control of India and, in Bengal, the goddess Kali came to be viewed as a personification of the national identity and determination to be free of foreign domination. Poems addressed to Kali became poems addressed to Mother India, a divine image of a fiercely united nation.

I highly recommend a visit to the www.nazrul.org for a more complete listing of his poems and themes.

Poems by Nazrul Islam


Recommended Books: Nazrul Islam

Singing to the Goddess: Poems to Kali and Uma from Bengal





Related Links

Kazi Nazrul Islam
http://www.nazrul.org

A rich website Nazrul's poetry and other writings, along with links to many excellent articles about Kazi Nazrul Islam. Worth a visit.
Nazrul Islam