Throughout the 1920s, Kagi Nazrul Islam was one of the cultural pillars of the Indian Independence movement. Through his poetry, songs, novels, plays and political and journalistic writing as well as political activities, he expressed protest against slavery, communalism, feudalism and colonialism. This earned him the wrath of the British authorities, who often hindered his activities and even threw him in jail, but gained him the love of those from all communities and classes whose struggles he highlighted and whose spirits he lifted.

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