Sylheti literature (Sylheti: ꠍꠤꠟꠐꠤ ꠡꠣꠁꠔ꠆ꠔ) is the literary works of Sylheti language in Eastern and Sylheti Nagri. Chorjapod is believed to be the oldest collection of Sylheti along with Assamese, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Odia, Magahi, Maithili, and other languages.[1][2][3] Halat-un-Nabi, a puthi written by Sadeq Ali is considered to be the most prominent literature in Sylheti Nagri.[4] The presence and influence of Shah Jalal and Shri Chaitanya dev is found in the Sylheti literature.[5] The copper plates, inscriptions, stories, ballads, etc. found in Sylhet are considered to be the ancient signs of the language and literature of this region. According to Syed Mostafa Kamal, (approximately 1650 AD) the Baul tradition was founded based on the combination of Chaitanyavad and Jaganmohani ideologies, that mystic literature influenced and seen in the Vaishnava Padavali. As a result, Sylhet is considered as the spiritual capital of mysticism and the fertile land of Baul music.[4] A great number of poets enriched Sylheti literature. Among them, Hason Raja, Radha Raman, Syed Shah Noor, Shitalong Shaha, Durbin Shaha are noteworthy.[6] The main theme of the Nagri literature are mainly religious, Islamic history, tradition, stories and Raga, Baul and mystic music. 140 books have been found including 88 printed books (in Nagri script).[7]

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  1. ^ Chatterji, Suniti Kumar. The Origin and Development of the Bengali Language. p. 80.
  2. ^ Chakrabarti, Kunal; Chakrabarti, Subhra (22 August 2013). Historical Dictionary of the Bengalis. Scarecrow Press, UK. p. 125. ISBN 978-0-8108-5334-8.
  3. ^ Duggal, Gita; Chakrabarti, Joyita; George, Mary; Bhatia, Puja. Milestones Social Science. Madhubun. p. 79. ISBN 9789325982673.
  4. ^ a b "ভাষা ও সংষ্কৃতি" (in Bengali). Bangladesh National Portal. 13 Sep 2020.
  5. ^ Mayenin, Munayem (2012). Larakoron My Sylheti Grammar. p. 29. ISBN 9781470963231.
  6. ^ Mayenin, Munayem (2011). Sylara My Sylheti Tutor. p. 18. ISBN 9781447713081.
  7. ^ "ভাষা ও সংষ্কৃতি" (in Bengali). Bangladesh National Portal. 14 Sep 2020.