Nazrul in Other Languages

It is delightful to know that Nazrul is being introduced in other languages. Some of these works are also becoming available online. If you have additional information, please contact us at

Arabic Subarna Kazi, a grand-nephew of Nazrul, was expected to translate some songs of Nazrul into Arabic. [Link; need more information]
Chinese At the initiative of Bangladesh Embassy in China, an anthology of Nazrul's works is expected to be published soon. The translator is Professor Bai Kai Yuan, a renowned expert of Bangla language. [Link]
Dutch Peter Custers: Vertaling van een toespraak van Nazrul Islam [general weblink]
     English English probably is the only language in which Nazrul's works have been translated most. This website is a testimony to that fact.
     French There is a website on Nazrul in French [Link]. The site contains some biographical information, a few poems translated by Dominique Letellier. The attempts to contact with the site developer so far has not been successful.
German Dr. Golam Abu Zakaria, a physicist in Germany has published an edited book Leben und Werk des bengalischen Dichters Kazi Nazrul Islam. (Nazrul: Life and Works), 1999. Apart from a number of essays about Nazrul and his works, there are also translations of a number of his poems. Contact has been established with Dr. Zakaria. He is currently a subscriber to Nazrul Forum. [Link: Contents of the Book]
    India: Assamese
     India: Hindi

India: Malayalam K Satchidanandan, well-known Malayalam poet and president, Kendriya Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, has translated some works of Nazrul into Malayalam. [Link]
India: Oriya Book: Bidrohi And Annyano Kobita [translated by Binod Chandra Naik]
India: Telegu Translation of Kazi Nazrul Islam's works by Podyar Asu. The work received award from Sahitya Academy of India.
Italian Two Catholic Italian Xaverian missionaries - Fathers Marino Rigon and Silvano Garello - have been translating many works of Kazi Nazrul Islam into Italian. [Link] [need more info]
Japanese Nazrul has also been translated into Japanese [Link; need more information]
Persian Nazrul's works have been translated into Persian. Need information.
Russian Nazrul has also been translated into Russian [Link; need more information]
Spanish A book of translations by Jahangir Tarek was expected to be published by Nazrul Institute. [Link; need information]
     Swedish There are some online contents about Nazrul at a generalized website. [Link] This site contains couple of translations in Swedish. Attempts to contact with the site developer so far has not been successful.
     Turkish  There seems to be significant interest about Nazrul in Turkey. So far, we have identified Mevlut Ceylan, who has published a book of translations of Nazrul's selected works. [Links: 1, 2; other links: 3]
Urdu Prof Sahar Ansari, former chairman of the KU Urdu department, rendered some Urdu translations of Kazi's works, including Vidrohi, Kamal Pasha, undertaken in early decades of the 20th century. [Link]