An Embarrassing Conversation

  • Sarwar Morshed Department of English, Chittagong University
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This is a translated poem penned by late Shaheed Quaderi, one of the pioneering poets of Bangladesh who appeared like a meteor in our literary landscape in the sixties. The original title of the current piece is 'Ekti Bibroto Songlap'. In its translated version, it bears the title, 'An Embarrassing Conversation'.

The poem though begins in a lighter tone, through the course of the cooing of a couple, anchors at a heavyweight issue. Albeit cliched, it focuses on the heavy male-inclined, gendered pattern of the human society.  


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Author Biography

Sarwar Morshed, Department of English, Chittagong University

Sarwar Morshed has been working as an Associate Professor at the Department of English, Chittagong University, Bangladesh. Mr. Morshed, a Ph.D. scholar, has to his credit a second masters on ELT from the UK. Apart from research and academic writing, he is also interested in creative writing. His works both in English and the vernacular include Depoeticized Rhapsody, In the Castle of My Mind (Reviewed in Asiatic), Figuratively Speaking, Rendezvous with Words and Husam Uddiner Election Khela (A collection of belles lettres penned in Bangla).

How to Cite
Morshed, S. “An Embarrassing Conversation”. Contemporary Literary Review India, Vol. 6, no. 1, Feb. 2019, pp. 175-8, doi:10.201411/clri.v6i1.231.