………..Meherbanu Khanam (daughter of Nawab Ahsanullah) sent two of her paintings to the monthly Moslem Bharat. This monthly literary journal began publication from Kolkata in April-May, 1920. Bengali Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam was inspired by one of the paintings and wrote the poem ‘Kheya Parer Toroni‘ (The Ferry Boat) on it. Nazrul’s poem and Meherbanu’s painting were published on the 4th issue of the journal in the Shravan of Bengali year 1327 (July-August 1920).This was the first painting by a Bengali Muslim woman to be published. ……..
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