Begum Sufia Kamal (Bengali: সুফিয়া কামাল) was a poet, writer, organizer, feminist and activist from Bangladesh.
She was born to a Muslim family in Barisal, Bangladesh. She is one of the most widely recognized cultural personalities in Bangladesh. When she died in 1999, she was buried with full state honors, the first woman in Bangladesh to receive this honor.
Sufia Kamal was born to Shayestabad's Nawab family in Barisal. Although raised within strict purdah, that denied her of academic education, she was self-educated in Bengali, the ostracised language of the nawabs, with the encouragement of her mother, brother and a maternal uncle. While ... more »
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Sufia Kamal Poems
He Mahan Neta
That Love Of Yours
I've taken possession of that love of yours that fills the earth's vessel till it overflows, filling my eyes, filling my heart, and filling my two hands.
Even now the night's intoxication has not passed, eyes filled with passion; the string of ?iuli-flowers in the parting of my hair has wilted, the world is overwhelmed with scent.
Taharey Pode Mone
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