Shawkat Osman

Shawkat Osman or Sheikh Azizur Rahman was born in Sabalsingha pur 1917 in the district of Hughli, West Bengal. He was educated at the Calcutta Madrassa (Anglo-Persian Department), and at the St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta from where he graduated in 1938. Thereafter, he would earn an MA degree in Bengali literature from the University of Calcutta in 1941.Shawkat Osman migrated to Bangladesh (at that time East Pakistan) after the partition of India in 1947. He started his professional life by teaching at Dhaka College in Dhaka. He also taught at Chittagong Commerce College. He was a servant of Mujibnagar Government in 1971. Osman’s first prominent novel was Janani. Janani (Mother)is a portrait of the disintegration of a family because of the rural and urban divide. In Kritadaser Hasi (Laugh of a Slave), Osman explores the darkness of contemporary politics and reality of dictatorship. He is recipient of Bangla Academy Award, Ekushey Padak etc. He died in Dhaka in 1998.

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  • Kritodaser Hasi by Shawkat Osman


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