Discussants at a seminar on Michael Madhusudan Dutt held at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Friday demanded for taking initiatives for promoting his works among the young generation.
They demanded for inclusion of more poems and plays written by Dutt in textbooks and staging more of his plays.
Bangladesh Jatra Shilpa Unnyan Parishad president Milan Kanti Dey presented the key note paper at the seminar, which was jointly organised by BJSUP and Jyotiprakash Sangstha.
Thespians Ataur Rahman, Manunur Rashid and Liyakat Ali Lucky, among others, were present at the seminar.
The speakers analysed life and works of Michael Madhusudan Dutt and discussed his famous works like Krishna Kumary, Sharmistha, Buro Shaliker Ghare Row, Ekei Ki Bole Shobbhota and Bongo Bhasha.
‘Madhusudan’s plays depict happiness, tragedy, love and others. Theatre troupes should produce plays based on his works’, said Milan Kanti Dey.
‘Though his play Krishna Kumary has been included in textbooks, it is yet to be adapted for the stage’, he added.
Ataur Rahaman suggested include Madhushudan’s works in the syllabus of public and private universities.
Liaqut Ali Lucky said that Michael Madhusudan Dutt occupies an important place in Bangla literature.
‘His poem Bongo Bhasha glorifies Bangla language. We celebrated his birth anniversary on January 25 in Jessore. Hopefully in future his birthday will be celebrated not only in Jessore but also across the country’, he said.
Jagannath University’s theatre department chairman Kamal Uddin Kabir said that such seminars can play an important role in making the young generation interested in Michael Madhusudan Dutt and his works.
Mamun-ur-Rashid presided over the seminar.
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