Abdul Qadir Junejo

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Abdul Qadir Junejo
BornAbdul Qadir
(1945-09-13)13 September 1945
Village Jinhan, Tharparkar, Sindh
OccupationWriter[1], playwright, intellectual
NationalityPakistani
GenreFiction, non-fiction
SubjectLiterature, Philosophy, Sociology
Notable worksPlaywright, Novel
Notable awardsPride of Performance, Latif Award
Website
abdulqadirjunejo.com

Abdul Qadir Junejo (Sindhi: عبد القادر جوڻيجو‎) (Urdu: عبد القادر جونیجو‎) (born September 13, 1945) is a Novelist, playwright[2] and Columnist[3] of Sindhi, Urdu and English languages. He was born in small village Jinhan, Tharparkar, Sindh.[4]

Education[edit]

Junejo got primary education from his native village Jinhan in Primary school. Then went for higher education, where from University of Sindh he got B.A, B.Ed and Master of Arts[5]

Professional career[edit]

In 1962, Abdul Qadir Junejo started his professional career as Primary school Teacher, then he promoted as Secondary School Teacher in 1972. He was then appointed as Director at Institute of Sindhology, Jamshoro. He remained as Chairman of Sindhi Language Authority[6] from 15 Sep 2005 to 10 May 2008.

Publications[edit]

Junejo has written several books in English and Sindhi language. Following books are on credit of himself.

  • Watoon, Ratyoon Ain Rol (1973) (Sindhi: واٽون، راتيون ۽ رول‎)
  • Shikliyoon (1979) (Sindhi: شڪليون‎)
  • Weender Wahi Lahandar Sijj (1984) (Sindhi: ويندڙ واھي لھندڙ سج‎)
  • Wada Adeeb Wadyoon Galhyoon (1984) (Sindhi: وڏا اديب وڏيون ڳالھيون‎)
  • Sono Roop Sijj (1986) (Sindhi: سونو روپ سج‎)
  • Everest te Charhai (1987) (Sindhi: ايورسٽ تي چڙھائي‎)
  • Kursi (1998) (Sindhi: ڪرسي‎)
  • Chho Chha Ain Keein (1999) (Sindhi: ڇو ڇا ۽ ڪيئن‎)[7]
  • Khat bin Adeeban Ja (1999) (Sindhi: خط ٻن اديبن جا‎)
  • Dar Dar ja Musafir (2001) (Sindhi: در در جا مسافر‎)
  • Wan Wan Jee Kathiee (2002) (Sindhi: وڻ وڻ جي ڪاٺي‎)[8]
  • The Dead River (2014) English (ISBN 9789699368091) [9][10][11][12][13][14]

Dramas & serials[edit]

He wrote dramas and serials which were aired on Pakistan Television Corporation and private channels of the Pakistan country. He gained popularity in South Asia from his dramas Paranda and Dhool. He has playwright of 6 Sindhi language Drama serials and 13 in Urdu language, aired on Media of Pakistan.[15][16][17][18][19]

Recognition[edit]

Looking his dedicated and creative services Government of Pakistan and Government of Sindh had awarded him Pride of Performance in 2008[20] and Latif Award in 2016.[21] Beside these prestigious awards he got several awards from local organizations.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abdul Qadir Junejo". IMDb. Retrieved Sep 12, 2019.
  2. ^ "The space Zia gave us to breathe our last". Jul 12, 2017. Retrieved Sep 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Junejo, Abdul Qadir (Mar 30, 2014). "Memories of Thar". DAWN.COM. Retrieved Sep 12, 2019.
  4. ^ "Abdul Qadir Junejo | Biography | Abdul Qadir Junejo In Urdu". www.urdubiography.com. Retrieved Sep 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "ABDUL QADIR JUNEJO (A Dramatist, Story writer and literary Figure)". Retrieved Sep 12, 2019.
  6. ^ Report, Bureau (Dec 30, 2007). "HYDERABAD: Scholars lay stress on correct use of Sindhi". DAWN.COM. Retrieved Sep 12, 2019.
  7. ^ "ڇو، ڇا ۽ ڪيئن؟ (عبد القادر جوڻيجو) | سنڌ سلامت ڪتاب گهر". books.sindhsalamat.com. Retrieved Sep 12, 2019.
  8. ^ "عبدالقادر جوڻيجو : چوٽيء جو ڊرامه نگار، ڪالم نگار ، ليکڪ ۽ اديب". SindhSalamat. Retrieved Sep 12, 2019.
  9. ^ "Mary Martin Booksellers- The Dead River - Abdul Qadir Junejo (9789699368091)". www.marymartin.com. Retrieved Sep 12, 2019.
  10. ^ "The Dead River – Sangat Review". Retrieved Sep 12, 2019.
  11. ^ www.softvirtue.com, Softvirtue Technologies. "The Dead River". Readings. Retrieved Sep 12, 2019.
  12. ^ "Abdul Qadir Junejo". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved Sep 12, 2019.
  13. ^ "Liberty Books". Liberty Books. Retrieved Sep 12, 2019.
  14. ^ May 6, Editorial Staff |; News, 2015 |; Release | 0, Press (May 6, 2015). "UMT Press organize Books Launching Ceremony". Retrieved Sep 12, 2019.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  15. ^ "Abdul Qadir Junejo - Publishizer". Retrieved Sep 12, 2019.
  16. ^ Editor, T. N. S. (Aug 2, 2015). "Saga of a lost river". TNS - The News on Sunday. Retrieved Sep 12, 2019.
  17. ^ "Abdul Qadir Junejo". BFI. Retrieved Sep 12, 2019.
  18. ^ "Seerhian". franklin.library.upenn.edu. Sep 12, 1988. Retrieved Sep 12, 2019.
  19. ^ "Abdul Qadir Junejo | Right Spot Pk". Retrieved Sep 12, 2019.
  20. ^ "KARACHI: Pakistan Day observed with enthusiasm". DAWN.COM. Mar 24, 2008. Retrieved Sep 12, 2019.
  21. ^ Correspondent, The Newspaper's Staff (Nov 19, 2016). "German philologist gets Latif Award 150 years after compiling Shah jo Risalo". DAWN.COM. Retrieved Sep 12, 2019.
  22. ^ "Celebrating literature: SLA selects best Sindhi writers for award". The Express Tribune. Jul 4, 2015. Retrieved Sep 12, 2019.

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