syed shamsul haq

Syed Shamsul Haq (27 December 1935 – 27 September 2016) is widely acknowledged as one of the leading figures in the field of Bengali Literature.  His diverse and varied work spans over six decades and consists of over 300 published books of novels, short stories, poetry and plays.  He has also worked extensively in Bangladeshi film and written many popular songs which have become ingrained in the Bengali psyche.  The winner of numerous national awards and recognised across the globe for his contribution to world literature, Syed Haq remains an inspiration to others in the creative arts whilst continuing to provide enjoyment to readers through his mastery of words.

The Syed Shamsul Haq Archives

The purpose of this website is to maintain an online digital archve of the author's works so that these can be preserved for future generations.  This website is maintained by the deceased author's estate. The estate retains copyright to all the author's works.

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Welcome to, the official website and online archive for late Bangladeshi poet, playwright and novelist Syed Shamsul Haq. This website is a work-in-progress maintained by the author’s estate for the benefit of readers and includes the latest news and information regarding Syed Haq’s works.

Syed Haq’s Translation of Hamlet

Syed Haq’s translation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet is now available from Anyaprakash. Written in the last few months of the author’s life and completed within the space of just two weeks, the translation was initially called “Amar Hamlet” (My Hamlet) due to Syed Haq rearranging certain sequences according to his preference. He subsequently renamed the play to just “Hamlet”, reverting to the original title prior to publication. The play is currently being produced by Nagorik Theatre under the direction of Ataur Rahman.