An international seminar on ‘Influence of World Literature on the Tagorean Characterisation of Women’ was held at Birshrestha Hamidur Rahman Auditorium of Islamic University (IU) in Kushtia on Saturday.
IU Vice-chancellor Prof Dr M Harun-Ur-Rashid Askari attended at the seminar as the chief guest organised by IU English department.
Tagore scholar Dr Bina Biswas, a former head of English department of Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, addressed the seminar as the keynote speaker with IU English department teacher Prof Miah M Rashiduzzaman in the chair.
Speakers said women’s freedom of work increased after the writings on characterisation of women by many poets, authors and critics.
They also shed light on various aspects of women in the society from Tagorean period to till the date.
Among others, IU Pro-VC Prof M Shahinoor Rahman and its Treasurer Prof M Selim Toha addressed the seminar.
IU English department Assistant Professor Sazzad Hossain Zahid conducted the seminar attended by 500 teachers and students of the department.unb