Tuesday, October 25th, 2016
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Storrs CampusHBL Class of 1947 Room
Tuesday, October 25 / 5:00 pm
HBL â Class of 1947 Room
âNazrulâs Moral Aesthetics: The Beauty of Real Racial and Religious Toleranceâ
Sponsored by Asian/Asian American Studies Institute
Open to the Public
HAIDER A. KHAN is John Evans Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Economics at the Joseph Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver. He has served as the chief international adviser to Arab Trade and Human Development in Cairo, a senior economic adviser to UNCTAD in Geneva, a consultant to IFPRI, UNDP, ILO, ADB, the World Bank as well as to various governments.
The recipient of numerous international awards, he has published more than 20 books and over one 150 articles in professional journals, most recently, âDevelopment and Women's Rights as Human Rights: A Political and Social Economy Approach Within a Deep Democratic Frameworkâ in the Journal of International Law and Policy, 42(3).
Prof. Khan is also an award-winning poet, translator and literary, music and art critic. His writings cover Rabindranath Tagore, Nazrul Islam, Shamsur Rahman, Mirza Ghalib, Allama Iqbal, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Nazim Hikmet, Octavio Paz, Pablo Neruda, Pablo Picasso, Surrealism, Asian and Islamic Art, Guillaume Apollinaire, James Joyce and the Japanese Haiku master Basho, as well as many modern and postmodern Japanese poets. His forthcoming book in Bangla Muktijuddher Dingulo:Andhare Alor Gaan (The Days of Our Liberation War: Songs of Light within Darkness) is an analytical memoir in haibun, an organic synthesis of haiku and complementary prose form. His poems âWar Sonataâ in English and âMandro Shaptokâ (The Lowest Octave) in Bangla have been anthologized widely.
Made possible by support from the Nazrul Committee of Connecticut in collaboration with the Asian/Asian American Studies Institute/ CLAS, this event is part of a public/private endeavor that aims to place the work and activism of the poet Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976) within the context of broader literary, political, social and intellectual ideas and movements. Contact Prof. Cathy Schlund-Vials, AAASI Director for more information.