Mir Mosharraf Hossain was a Bengali writer, novelist & essayist. Mir Mosharraf Hossain is considered to be a first major writer of Bengal to emerge from the Muslim society and one of the finest prose writers in the Bengali language. His magnum opus “Bishad Sindhu” (বিষাদ সিন্ধু ) is a popular classic among the Bengali Muslim readership.
Syed Mir Mosharraf Hossain was brought into the world in the town of Lahinipara in Kumarkhali under Kushtia District. Be that as it may, more often than not of his life spent in Padamdi in Baliakandi PS under area Faridpur. His generally acknowledged date of birth is 13 November 1847. However, a few specialists additionally guarantee his date of birth is 26 October 1847. He was brought into the world to Nawab Syed Mir Moazzem Hossain, a Muslim blue-blood and Zaminder of Padamdi Nawab Estate, and Daulatunnesa. Mosharraf Hossain learned Arabic and Persian with an instructor at home and afterward Bengali at a pathshala. He started his conventional training at Kushtia School and afterward concentrated up to Class V at Krishnanagar Collegiate School. He was conceded to Kalighat School in Kolkata yet couldn’t finish his investigations. Mosharraf Hossain started his profession taking care of his dad’s landed property. Later he served the Faridpur Padamdi Nawab Estate and, in 1885, the Delduar Zamindari Estate. He lived in Kolkata from 1903 to 1909.
When he was a student, Mosharraf Hossain worked as a mofussil reporter for the Sangbad Prabhakar in the year of 1831 and Gram Barta Prokashika at 1863. His literary career started from here. Mir Mosharraf Hossain’s magnum opus is Bishad Shindhu, depicting the tale of martyrdom of Hasan and Husayn in Karbala. He was one of the first Muslim writers to emerge from colonial British India. His other works include “Jamidar Darpan” (Reflections on Zamindars), a play on the plight of common people under the Zamindars and their struggle against them. His literary works were included in the curriculum of school level, secondary, higher secondary and graduation level Bengali Literature in Bangladesh. Mir Mosharraf Hossain wrote his ‘Jamidar Darpan’ about the background of the peasant uprising against the landlords in Sirajganj 1872-73. He had always shown an active interest in the everyday life of his fellow countrymen.
In the year of 1865 Mir Mosharraf Hossain married a Lady named Aziz-un-Nesa. His second wife’s name was Bibi Kulsum & married in the year of 1874. Mosharraf Hossain died on 19 December 1911.
Below Some works of Mosharraf Hossain. His Contributions to the Bengali Literature are huge Most Popular one are given below.
- Ratnawati (1869)
- Bishad Shindhu (1885–1890) Also translated into English and published in 2018
- Basantakumari (1873)
- Jamidar Darpan (1873)
- Behula Gitavinoya (1889)
- Niyoti Ki Abonoti (1898)
- Gorai Bridge or Gouri Setu (1873)
- Amar Jiboni (autobiography)
- Bibi Kulsum
- Gazi Miar Bostani
- Bibi Khodejar Bibaho
- Hazrart Umarer Dharmo Jibon Labh
- Musolmaner Bangla Shikhya-1
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