Hasan Azizul Haq (b. 1939)

One of the noted literateurs of Bangladesh, Hasan Azizul Haq was born in 1939 at the district of Burdwan (Bardhaman) of what is now the state of West Bengal in India. Currently he is a professor of philosophy at the Rajshahi University.

Hasan Azizul Haq is well known for his experimentations with the language and for introducing certain modern idioms particularly in the genre of short stories. First published volume is Samudrer Swapna, Shiter Aranya (1964). Among other notable volumes are: Atmaja o Ekti Karabi Gaachh (1967), Jeeban Ghase Agun (1973), Naamheen, Gotraheen (1975), Pataale, Haaspaataale (1981), Ma Meyer Sansar (1997), Raarbanger Galpa (1999). Two well known volumes of essays: Kathakataa (1981), and Aprakasher Bhaar (1988). He has received most of the major literary awards of his country including the Bangla Academy Award in 1970.

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