Muniruddin Ahmed

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Muniruddin Ahmed(Urdu: منیر الدین احمد‎) (born 1934 in Rawalpindi) is a Pakistani writer. He is a specialist in the history and politics of the Muslim world with emphasis on the South Asia. He studied Arabic and Political Science at the University of Panjab (Lahore) and the University of Hamburg (Germany). He was associated with Deutsches Orient-Institut, Hamburg, as research scholar and taught at the University of Hamburg.

He is regarded as one of the pioneers of Urdu Literature in Diaspora. His work encompasses five volumes of short stories and seven books of translations from German Literature into Urdu and one volume from the literature of different Pakistani languages into German. His autobiography Dahlte Saayee has been serialized in the literary journal Savera, Lahore and was published in book form in October 2006. His correspondence with Sayyid Ahmad Sa'id Hamdani was published from Delhi in 1999. Lately another book of his correspondence with Agha Babur is due to appear in Pakistan.

He publishes in German, English and Urdu. He writes his name as "Munir D. Ahmed" and "Munir-ud-Din Ahmed" for publications in the European languages.

Literary works[edit]

  • Muslim education and the scholars' social status up to the 5th century Muslim era (11th century Christian era) in the light of Ta'rikh Baghdad. Zürich 1968. (Translations have been published in Arabic and Persian).

Urdu short stories[edit]

  1. Zard sitaara (زرد ستارہ) Lahore 1988. Hamburg 1991.
  2. Shajar-i mamnu'a ( شجر ممنوعہ۔ افسانے ۔ نظمانے ۔ نثرانے - Lahore 1991.
  3. Bint haraam - بنت حرام - Delhi 1999.

Translations from Pakistani literature[edit]

  1. Pakistanische Literatur. Übersetzungen aus den Sprachen Pakistans. Herausgegeben von Munir D. Ahmed unter Mitwirkung von Annemarie Schimmel. Hamburg 1986.

Translations from German literature[edit]

  1. Ma'asar Jarman Adab. Numa'inda adab aproon ka majmu'a. - معاصر جرمن ادب ۔ نماءندہ ادب پاروں کا مجموعہ - Hamburg 1986. 2nd edition. Lahore 1994.
  2. Jiwan saayee . jarman sha'ir Erich Fried ki aik sau nazmaiN. جیون ساءے۔ جرمن شاعر ایریش فرید کی ایک سو نظمیں ۔ -Lahore 1993. 2nd edition. Lahore 2001.
  3. MaiN usee dhundta phira. das jarman sha'irooN ki aik sau nazmaiN. میں اسے ڈھونڈتا پھرا ؕ دس جرمن شاعروں کی ایک سو نظمیں۔ - Delhi 1999.
  4. Doodi darwaaze. jarman sha'ir Wolfgang Bächler ki aik sw nazmaiN. دودی دروازے۔ جرمن شاعر وولفگانگ بیشلر کی ایک سو نظمیں۔ - Delhi 1999.
  5. Aadami jis née apne aap ko bhula diya. jarman kahaniyaN. ادمی جس نے اپنے اپ کو بھلا دیا۔ جرمن کھانیاں - Lahore 1995.
  6. Peter Bichsel . kahaaniaN - afsaane - khubaat-i bootiqa . پیٹر بخسل ۔ کھانیاں ؕ افسانے ؕ خطبات بوطیقا ۔ Lahore 1995. 2nd edition Lahore 2001.

Correspondence[edit]

  1. Hadeeth-e yaaraaN - Maktoobat . حدیث یاراں ۔ مکتوبات ۔ منیر الدین احمد ۔ سید احمد سعید ھمدانی۔

Delhi 1999.