Daud Haider

Haider is a Bangladeshi poet who lived in political exile in Kolkata before moving to Berlin.

Articles By Daud Haider

Revisiting the Berlin Wall: Political and economic divisions continue to haunt Germany

For those of us who saw the fall of the Wall, the history of the fall is not yet in the past, the 30 years in between seem like yesterday because the Wall still exists. The fall isn’t complete. This wall is made of politics, economics, discrimination.

Why Rabindranath Tagore is a poet of Bengal, India, the world

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti: Abroad, too, cities with large Bengali populations celebrate the phenomenon called Rabindranath. New York, London, Chicago, Toronto, Paris boast Rabindra Sangeet academies, the number of students increasing by the day. The real reason is the desire to keep close to one's language, the land of one's birth.

A Man Without an Address

The things we don’t talk about when we talk of exile.

In A Language Reborn

I was born on February 21, 1952 — the day the language movement began in Dhaka

Ghaas babu of Kolkata

When Gunter Grass bathed in a malarial pond and we roamed the city end to end.