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    Humanism and Egalitarianism in Nazrul’s Poetry
    (Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Science, 2018) Hosain, Md. Iqbal
    This paper basically deals with humanism and egalitarianism manifest in the poetry of Kazi Nazrul Islam, the national poet of Bangladesh. He is quintessentially a rebel poet who voiced against the discrimination and disparity between human beings and at the same time upheld humanism and egalitarianism in his major poems. His widely acclaimed poem „The Rebel‟, which brought him the fame as the rebel poet and some other significant poems are chosen to analyze the nature of his humanism and equality in this article.
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    The Task-based Learning Framework and Its Implications in Language Learning and Teaching
    (Journal of Education and Practice, 2014) Chowdhury, Mohammad Yousuf Uddin Khaled
    Willis (1996) argues that ‘there are three essential conditions (exposure, use, and motivation) and one desirable condition (instruction) for successful learning’. Before going to express my agreement or disagreement with her we should rather recapitulate the answers to some questions emerging from the argument. As this argument has originated from ‘A Framework for Task-based Learning’ by Willis (1996), very naturally we should analyze first what we get after reviewing the book. What is Task-based Learning? How does it work? Is it learning or acquisition? Does it cover the learning of all ages? What are the advantages of TBL? What are the disadvantages of TBL? Can it be implemented everywhere? Has it been validated? After arriving at a clear understanding of the answers to these questions we will try to relate her opinions with the traditional PPP (Presentation, Practice and Production) approach of learning. We will further explore the conventional understanding of exposure, use, motivation and instruction in order to compare and contrast Willis(1996) with the other scholars in the related field which will lead the readers of this paper to my personal stand for and against Willis at some points
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    Grass’s 'What Must Be Said': A Revolt Against Zionism and the Western Hypocrisy
    (Centre for Research on Islamic Management and Business, 2016-06) Hosain, Md. Iqbal
    This article deals with Grass’s view of Zionist audacity and the double gaming of the west regarding Israel and Iran’s nuclear competition as expressed in his “What Must be Said”. After the establishment of Israel in the Palestinian land, the Jews have been piling up nuclear and other fatal weapons in the name of securing themselves. On the other hand, in the name of defense, Iran is also depositing Uranium for making Nuclear weapon. This competition has made Grass anxious and so he strongly urges the conscience of the world to protest the Jewish ill-motive that endangers the world. At the same time he speaks ill of western hypocrisy for being blind to Israel’s atrocities in the holy land.
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    Mystic Songs and Love Lyrics of Lalon and Donne: A Comparative Study
    (Centre for Research on Islamic Management and Business, 2014-06) Rahman, Md. Hafijur; Hosain, Md. Iqbal
    Lalon Shah and John Donne are the two distinguished figures in the literary vista of the two parts of the world. Lalon Shah is basically a mystic Bangladeshi ‘Baul’ and Donne is a 16th century English poet. Though they are poles apart both geographically and chronologically, they share many things in common. Both of them drifted from prevailing religious views and traditional literary practices. John Donne and Lalon Shah have also a wonderful similarity regarding their life and persuasion of their poetic career. Both of them had to undergo bitter experiences in their lives which left a deep mark in their literary works. John Donne pioneered and popularized the metaphysical school of poetry whereas Lalon Shah is the founder of a very specialized branch of Bengali folk songs which were chiefly composed orally in his life time. Both of them exercised a tremendous influence over their successors and followers. Love, religion, faith, soul, God, death etc. are the recurring issues in their poems. One of the most distinctive aspects of metaphysical school of poetry is its abundant exhibition of metaphysical conceits. Mystic and love lyrics of Lalon Shah are also replete with metaphysical conceits. The aim of this paper is to make a comparative study between Donne and Lalon exploring various aspects like themes, philosophy, and style and of course investigating the use of metaphysical conceits in their love lyrics and devotional poetry.
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    Islamic Perspectives in Approaching Literature: Representation of Muslim Life and Practices in Palli Kabi (Country Poet) Jasimuddin’s Poetry
    (Centre for Research on Islamic Management and Business, 2013-12) Ahmed, Mohammad Kaosar
    Abstract: Jasimuddin holds a distinguished position in the history of Bangla Poetry. He was able to clasp a distinguished entity as a poet living in the era of Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam. He is oft-quoted as Palli Kabi (Country Poet) because of his exquisite presentation of the rural Bengal. While celebrating him as a country poet, we often disregard the Islamic themes and beliefs presented in his poetry. This paper is an attempt to read Jasimuddin from Islamic perspectives which will reveal that Muslim practices and culture are entrenched in his poetic self which most Jasimuddin critics overlooked and sometimes ignored.