Biborey Bibhuti by Sudhir Koiborta, Publisher - Uttaran in February 2017
Sudhir Koiborta offered the Bengali poetry readers his new book 'Biborey Bibhuti'. The book's inner cover discloses that his first book was a bundle of stories. This time the compilation of poems was published by 'Uttaran' in February this year. For a long time he was almost away from his writing habit, he mentioned in his book. 'Kobitapatra' of Jatiya Press Club and its two respectable initiators inspired him to reinvigorate his pen.
The poet got inspired enough to reappear with his new book. Sudhir, in his thinking world, mainly walks with the oppressed people and their movement to free themselves from the agony of life. For this reason, at the initial stage of reading his book, it may seem that he is just going to declare the 'white paper' of any political party. But at one stage the poetic features bring him to nature, love, independence, Kobitapatra movement and many other subjects. He remakes his poems.
The poet's heart bleeding for the time he lost when he discovers that it's too late to get some features of life and happiness now. Little child's first address to mom and dad becomes subject matter of Sudhir's poem with special appeal. He also depicts the tears and blood of a Palestinian girl and signals warning to the UN conscience in this regard. This poet looks at life in his own way.
Nature plays role in his poems not so little but love comes in a very different way. The poet calls love to come as food in hunger and peace in agony. Hollowness in political system also occupied space in Sudhir's poetry. After all, the poet was committed with a seven-color poster and a philosophical 'white paper'. Because he observed that ever expected independence and freedom are always staying unreachable.
Politically conscious poet Sudhir Koiborta writes on language movement also. The poem on the subject draws a picture clearly and concludes the poem with the call of Bangabandhu for independence. At the end, the poet views Fidel Castro and Che Guevara and their forward marching guerillas. Poet Shudhir Koiborta walks alone but bears a collectivity in his intellect and thoughts. For this reason he is never lost and we hope that the poetry readers will enjoy his poems for a greater time. It is possible because the poet discovered 'glory in the hole' and he named the book 'Biborey Bibhuti'.
The reviewer is an Assistant Editor of The Asian Age
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