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The book focuses on the national poet of Bangladesh, Kazi Nazrul Islam (1899-1976), and why he should be regarded as the greatest twentieth century literary and activist advocate of human rights. Born a Muslim, he fought against the Hindu-Muslim divide in South Asia, was a fierce champion of political independence for the peoples of South Asia (imprisoned by the British), and a voice for the liberation of all the oppressed throughout the world. He sought the fullness of human development everywhere. While Europe was buried in the shame of torture, genocide, and human slaughter of a kind not known in history, this Muslim, who did not finish high school, was scarred by poverty, and rejected by social elites of the subcontinent, transcended cleavages of gender, geography. race, ethnicity, religion, social origin, language, and nationality, to seek the protection of human dignity and the unity of humankind.