THE ASIAN AND ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES INSTITUTE PRESENTS
Who is a Muslim?
Nazrul in Contexts
A Talk by Winston Langley
Situated within a U.S. imaginary marked by increased Islamophobia and xenophobia, this lecture considers the ongoing relevance of artist-activist Kazi Nazrul Islam. Known for his life-long dedication to social justice in the face of oppression, Nazrul opposed bigotry in all its forms. This lecture maps the ways in which Nazrul’s politics and poetics are even more urgent today. Made possible by support from the Nazrul Committee of Connecticut in collaboration with the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, this event is part of a public/private endeavor that aims to place the work and activism of the poet Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976) within broader literary political, social, and intellectual ideas and movements.