|Born||August 15, 1922|
Sholashahar, Chittagong, Bengal Presidency, British India
|Died||October 10, 1971 (aged 49)|
Meudon, Paris, France
|Resting place||Meudon, France|
|Occupation||novelist, short story writer, playwright, news editor|
|Alma mater||University of Calcutta (dropped out)|
|Notable awards||Bangla Academy Literary Award (1961) |
Ekushey Padak (1984)
Anne Marie Thibaud
(m. 1955; till his death 1971)
|Relatives||Syed Ahmadullah (father)|
Syed Waliullah (Bengali: সৈয়দ ওয়ালিউল্লাহ; August 15, 1922 – October 10, 1971) was a Bangladeshi novelist, short-story writer and playwright. He is notable for his first novel Lalsalu. This novel has been translated in English with the title "Tree Without Roots". He received Bangla Academy Literary Award in 1961 for his contribution in novel. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 1984 and Bangladesh National Film Awards for best story in 2001 both by Government of Bangladesh posthumously.
Early life[change | change source]
Waliullah was born on 15 August 1922 at Sholashahar in Chittagong District. His father's name is Syed Ahmadullah. He was a government officer. Waliullah spent his childhood in Mymensingh, Feni, Krishnanagar and Kurigram district. He passed matriculation from Kurigram High School in 1939 and IA from Dhaka College in 1941. He graduated from Ananda Mohan College in 1943. Later, he admitted to University of Calcutta but did not complete his post graduation.
Works[change | change source]
- Lalsalu (Tree without roots), 1948
- Chander Amaboshay (Dark moon), 1964
- Kando Nadi Kando (Cry, o river), 1968
- The Ugly Asian, 1959
- Bahipir (1960)
- Tarangabhanga (1964)
- Sudanga (1964)
- Short story collection
- Nayanchara (1951)
- Dui Tir O Anyanya Galpa
References[change | change source]
- Alam, Shafiul (2012). "Waliullah, Syed". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.
- Zaman, Niaz (13 August 2016). "Syed Waliullah Existentialism, Nostalgia, Nationalism". The Daily Star. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
- Alam, Shahid (25 March 2014). "Observations in or about politics". The Daily Star. Retrieved 19 December 2017.