Being in love with one’s language
Mahfuzur Rahman makes some points on a volume of poetry.
Most of us Bengalis profess to love our mother tongue. Most of us also think of the language movement as a quest for national identity. Twenty-first February 1952 stands out as a symbol of both. It speaks for Bengali language and identity. Does it also speak for other languages in the world?
Muhammad Habibur Rahman, eminent jurist, writer of scores of books, and himself a veteran of the language movement, apparently thinks so, as do many others. The United Nations declaration of the day as the International Mother Language Day underlined the symbolism.