KAZI NAZRUL ISLAM AND W.B. YEATS: THE VOICES OF SPIRITUAL FREEDOM, NATIONALISM AND INTERNATIONALISM
This article foregrounds the voices of two naturally gifted persons, Kazi Nazrul Islam and W.B. Yeats, who were born for their nations to act as true voices of the mass, the proletariat, the common man-woman, the rich, the poor, the slave or the master. It explores how W.B. Yeats and Kazi Nazrul Islam had brought the ‘Spiritual freedom’ to the ‘chained thoughts’ of the people of Ireland and the Indian subcontinent, respectively. It also highlights that they were vehemently nationalistic in the sense of their sympathy for their colonized nations and unbiased selfless attitude towards the people irrespective of their communal differences; these feelings and attitudes made them cross the physical geography of the countries and made them ‘International’. This article would try to be effective in understanding clearly the uncompromising voice of Nazrul and Yeats against all oppressions and discriminations prevailing in their world.
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