& Literature of Bangladesh
has a rich tradition of Art. Speciniens of ancient
terracota and pottery show remarkable artistry.
Modern painting was pioneered by artists like Zainul
Ahedin, Qamrul Hasan. Anwarul Haque, Shafiuddin
Ahnied, Shafiqul Amin, Rashid Chowdhury and S.M.
Sultan. Zainul Ahedin earned worldwide fame by his
stunning sketches of the Bengal Famine in 1943.
Other famous artists of Bangladesh are Abdur Razzak,
Qayyum Chowdhury, Murtaza Baseer, Aminul Islam,
Debdas Chakraborty, Kazi Abdul Baset, Syed Jahangir,
and Mohammad Kibria
The earliest available specimen of Bengali literature
is about a thousand years old. During the mediaeval
period. Bengali Literature developed considerably
with the patronage of Muslim rulers. Chandi Das,
Daulat Kazi and Alaol are some of the famous poets
of the period. The era of modern Bengali Literature
began in the late nineteenth century Rabindranath
Tagore, the Nobel Laureate is a vital part of Bangalee
culture. Kazi Nazrul Islam, Michael Madhusudan Datta.
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhaya, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhaya,
Mir Mosharraf Hossain and Kazi Ahdul Wadud are the
pioneers of modern Bengali Literature.