Polli Kobi Joshim Uddin
He's one of the Greatest Poets of Bangladesh. We are proud to start our Golpo-Shonkolon page with this great poet's Comedy Stories.
These following biography and funny stories have been collected by Nil-Megh..
At first we're gonna put a biography of this great Poet.
Jasimuddin (1903-1976) poet and litterateur, was born on 1 January 1903
in his maternal uncle's home at Tambulkhana in faridpur, son of
Ansaruddin Mollah, a schoolteacher from Govindapur, also in Faridpur.
Jasimuddin studied for some time at Faridpur Welfare School. He then went to
Faridpur District School, from where he matriculated in 1921. He
completed IA from Rajendra College in 1924, and BA and MA in Bangla from the
University of Calcutta in 1929 and 1931 respectively.
From 1931 to 1937, Jasimuddin worked as ramtanu lahiri assistant
research fellow under dinesh chandra sen, collecting folk literature. In 1938
he joined the university of dhaka as lecturer. He left the university
in 1944 to join the Department of Information and Broadcasting. He
continued working here, first under the Bengal government and then under the
East Pakistan Government, until his retirement as Deputy Director in 1962.
Polli Kobi Joshim Uddin
Jasimuddin's talent as a poet developed early. As a college student, he
wrote the poem 'Kabar' (Grave). The poem, a dramatic monologue of an
old man talking to his grandson in front of his wife's grave, was
included in school textbooks while Jasimuddin was still a student at
Jasimuddin's first book of verse, Rakhali (Shepherd), was published in
1927. His other books are Naksi Kanthar Math (1929), Sojan Badiyar Ghat
(1933), Ranila Nayer Majhi (1935), Matir Kanna (1951), Suchayani
(1961), Padma Nadir Deshe (1969), Bhayabaha Sei Dingulite (1962), Padmapar
(1950), Beder Meye (1951), Pallibadhu (1956), Gramer Maya (1959), Thakur
Badir Aninay (1961), Germanir Shahare Bandare (1975), Smaraner Sarani
Bahi (1978), Bangalir Hasir Galpa, Dalim Kumar, etc. He also wrote a
novel, Boba Kahini (1964). He edited two books on folk music: Jarigan
(1968) and Murshida Gan (1977). Naksi Kanthar Math and Bangalir Hasir Galpa
have been translated into English as The Field of the Embroidered Quilt
and Folk Tales of East Pakistan respectively.
Called 'Palli Kavi' (folk poet), Jasimuddin is the poet of rural
Bengal, depicting the natural beauty of the rural world as well as the lives
of ordinary peasants. His poetic rhythms are drawn from folk poetry,
easy on the ear and quick to imbed themselves in the memory. He was also
a writer of fine prose, fluent, witty, and expressive.
Jasimuddin was one of the pioneers of the progressive and non-communal
cultural movement. He was an ardent supporter of socialism and of
Bengali nationalism. In the 1950s when the government of Pakistan attempted
to stop broadcasting tagore songs, he protested boldly.
In 1969 Jasimuddin was awarded the DLitt by Rabindra Bharati
University. He also won several awards, including the President's Award for Pride
of Performance (1958), Ekushey Padak (1976) and Swadhinata Dibas
Puruskar (posthumous, 1978). In 1974 he was also selected for the Bangla
Academy Award but refused it. Jasimuddin died in Dhaka on 13 March 1976 and
was buried in his own village. [Bimal Guha]
Here are some Funny Stories Written by
Polli Kobi Joshim Uddin.