On my Birthday and Other Poems in Translation
By Khademul Islam
This book is a striking collection of translated poems from Bangladesh and West Bengal in India. They demonstrate the astonishing diversity and range of Bengali poets, as well as the enduring affinities, across a political and geographical divide, inherent in a common mother tongue and cultural heritage.
The inclusion of the artwork that accompanied their original publication makes for a vivid and unique reading experience of the poems.
Khademul Islam is the editor of the literary journal Bengal Lights. His short stories and translations have appeared in various publications. His collection of shorts stories in translation, On the Side of the Enemy, was published by Bengal Lights Books in 2014. He is currently working on a non-fiction book.