Shakil Kalam: “Literature and culture are as like a ongoing flows”

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Biography of Shakil Kalam

Shakil Kalam was a root finder writer of Bangladesh. Obtaining his Master’s from the University of Dhaka, he is presently working as the Deputy General Manager at the central bank of Bangladesh. Mostly, he is renowned as a central banker, researcher, poet, child litterateur and translator. His poems are translated into thirty-two languages over the world. His published books are best sellers and textual books taught in many universities in Bangladesh. Awarded with Order of Shakespeare Medal 2021, Gujarat Sahitya Academy award 2021 and Global Prestigious award 2021. He is the founder of a literary group named ‘SahittyaPata’.

When did you start writing? Please share your thoughts about the future of literature. I have started my writings since childhood. That is, when I studied in grade seven, I started my writings by writing stories for children. Literature and culture are as like a ongoing flows. Literature changes its direction to meet the demands of time and socio economic conditions. With the rapid development of information and technology, there have been major changes in the subject matter, imagery, simile, form, presentation of literature. In the future, the overall field of literature will undergo a major change. The subject of our writing can be transformed into materialism instead of social reality, fantasy and romanticism.

The Good and the Bad. Who is winning in nowadays? My perception is that the Bad wins for the time being. I would like to say boldly, such type of win doesn’t sustainable. I believe the Good wins with its lusters lastably.

How many books have you written? And where can we find your books? I have written more than 50 books but published 36 books till today. These books are available in a Bangladeshi online book selling agent “” and also some books are available in the”.

The book. E book or Hardcover book. What will be the future? A few days ago, common readers preferred to read books printed on paper. But due to the huge development of information technology, many readers these days are used to reading online. Due to this many people are facing health problems. I think readers will go back again hardcover paper books due to health hazard.

A wish for 2022… A phrase from your book. “You (men) can be their (women) companion in the fight for equality,  Then a new world will be evolved without discrimination”.

(Journey Together : Cross Border Poetry : By Shakil Kalam and Shakil Ahmed, Page No. 19, Published as on 2021)