Selected poems of Faiz Ahmad Faiz translated by Suparna Majumdar in Bengali
I am yet to read this book but I have read other works of Suparna and she is a great writer. Very talented. If you know Bengali and love reading quality works in Bengali I am sure you may like it. Because Faiz is one of the greatest shayars and Suparna is a great writer, so, somehow, without reading I can guess that the book must be fantastic, so say those who have read it. Their views are added below [way below, under the price details and links.
In India: 1.
In UK: 3. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Selected-Poems-FaizAhmed/dp/B0B75KZGJN/
Price in notion press
Rs. 400 as on 13/6/23
From the United States
Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2022
The book finally came earlier though I was notified it would come later. The get up is nice and the cover. Then, inside, I was amazed to learn that the author/ translator, Suparna Majumder had been working on it all her life. She started translating Faiz since 1978. I don’t know Urdu well enough to evaluate the authenticity of the translation but I am blown away by the beauty of the poetry. Many short pieces touched my heart deeply. It’s difficult to write them which ones, I mean, in English. Bengali readers who don’t know Urdu would benefit from this book.
The personality of the poet Faiz comes through — how much he loved his country which was cut into India and Pakistan. He was a victim like those people who loved their motherland and fought for its freedom only to be kicked away from their home.
The translator’s dedication and hard work shines through. I will definitely urge you to check this book out. I had no idea who Faiz was and I feel so thankful that I got a chance to read it.
Very nice in both content and presentation
Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2022
Suparna Majumdar’s interpretation of Faiz Ahmed Faiz’ book of poems depicts her artistic and creative skill sets. She has beautifully interpreted Faiz’ expressions, emotion, and feelings. Given the fact that Faiz’ original poems were in a different language, her work is all the more commendable and noteworthy. Through her in-depth research, Suparna acquired a deep understanding of Faiz, his life, work, and what he stands for, and that is all reflected in her interpretation of the poems. I also like the presentation of the book in both content and cover.
Prof. D K Mitra
An excellent book
Reviewed in India on December 19, 2022
It’s a book per excellence.
Bengalis are always poetry lovers. But have little or no access or understanding of Urdu. This book will open a world to them.
Faiz in Bengali
Reviewed in Canada on December 20, 2022
Faiz Ahmed Faiz was one of the best known and beloved Urdu poets of 20th century. Translating poetry in another language is never easy. Suparna Majumdar has managed to do so by taking the poet’s selected works and beautifully rendering those from Urdu to Bengali. It requires not only a mastery of both languages but an inner love and passion for the substance of the poetry.