Amjad Islam Amjad

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Amjad Islam Amjad
امجد اسلام امجد
Born (1944-08-04) 4 August 1944 (age 78)
Nationality Pakistani
Alma materGovernment Islamia College Civil Lines, Lahore
Occupation(s)Poet, lyricist
Known forPoetry, Drama Writing, Editorial Writing
AwardsPride of Performance in 1987
Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) Award (1998)
WebsiteAuthor site archive June 2016

Amjad Islam Amjad, PP, Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Urdu: امجد اسلام امجد) (born 4 August 1944) is an Urdu poet, drama writer and lyricist from Pakistan.[1][2][3][4] The author of more than 40 books in a career spanning 50 years,[2] he has received many awards for his literary work and screenplay for TV, including Pride of Performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence) Awards.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Amjad was born in the Punjab at Lahore in British India, now in Pakistan.[1][5] His family originally belonged to Sialkot.[citation needed] He received his secondary education in Lahore, and graduated from Government Islamia College Civil Lines, Lahore.[citation needed] He was also member of the college cricket team and participated in the inter collegiate tournament. He gained a Masters of Arts degree in Urdu literature from Punjab University. He began his career as a lecturer in Govt. M.A.O. College Lahore.[4] He worked as a director at Pakistan Television Corporation from 1975 to 1979, before returning to teaching.[5][4][6]

In 1989, Amjad was appointed Director General of Urdu Science Board. He has also worked as a project director of the Children Library Complex.[1][4] Amjad is the writer of many drama series for Pakistan Television Corporation including Waris. He has written many columns, translation, criticism and essays while his main focus remained writing Nazms, a type of Urdu poetry.[5] Among his most notable dramas are Waris, Dehleez, Samandar, Raat, Waqt and Apnay Loug.[1]

In June 2008, he joined Urdu newspaper Daily Express[7] and writes column with the title of "Chasham-e-Tamasha".[7]

In December 2019, Amjad received the Necip Fazil International Culture and Art Award in Istanbul, Turkey.[8]

Awards[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

PTV drama serials[edit]

  • Waris (1979 to 1980)[1][2]
  • Dehleez (1981)[1]
  • Samandar (1983)
  • Waqt (1986)
  • Fishaar
  • Raat [1]
  • Din (1992)[1]
  • Eendhen
  • Inkaar
  • Chacha Abdul Baqi (short)
  • Daman Ki Aag (short)
  • Lahu Meain Phool (short)

Private serials[edit]

  • Agar
  • Girah
  • Zamana
  • Bandagi
  • Sheeraza
  • Sher-Dil

Long plays (PTV)[edit]

  • Bazdeed
  • Dukhon Ki Chadar
  • Apney Log
  • Laikin
  • Dhund Ke Uss Par
  • Sham Se Pehley
  • Nizam Lohaar
  • Ghanti
  • TV, TV
  • Ye Kinara Chala Ke Naau Chali
  • Baazgasht
  • Abhi Tou Mein Jawan Hun
  • Mutthi Se Phisalti Rait
  • Aag Sab Ko Jalati Hai
  • Johar
  • Nazdeek

Short plays (25 minutes, PTV)[edit]

  • Jo Yun Hota Tou Kya Hota
  • Aap Kal Aaiye
  • Taale Mand Ki Pareshaniyan
  • Deewar Ke Iss Par-Uss Par
  • Makan Ki Talaash Mein
  • Shauq Bohat Hai
  • Sheesha-O-Sang

General Plays (50 minutes, PTV)[edit]

  • Aakhri Khawab (1973)[1]
  • Barzakh (1974)[1]
  • Moum Ki Guriya (1974)[1]
  • Khwab Jagtey Hain (1975)[1]
  • Ya Naseeb Clinic
  • Balkani
  • Sauda
  • Ahl-E-Nazar
  • Shabzad
  • Rubaroo
  • Suragh E Sahar
  • Pichli Raat Ka Chand
  • Sawaal
  • Mere Bhi Hain Kuch Khwab
  • Gardish
  • Jaras
  • Bachon Ka Bagh
  • Ehsas E Ziyan
  • Apna Ghar
  • Zindagi Ke Miley Mein
  • Ulti Churri
  • Sooraj Bhi Tamashai
  • Paras Pathar
  • Doosra Qadam
  • Apney Hissey Ka Bhouj
  • Tawaan
  • Isi Ka Naam Duniya Hai
  • Ghairon Se Kaha Tum Ne
  • Idher Udher Se
  • Zero Point
  • Abhi Nahi Kabhi Nahi
  • Tasalsul
  • Girti Hui Deewar
  • Aakhri Tamatar
  • Qutab Sitara
  • Qafla E Sakht Jan
  • Ghar
  • Pewasta Reh Shajar Se
  • Phir Yun Huwa[1]
  • Apni Khudi Pehchaan
  • Mere Khawab Reza Reza
  • Bakrey Ki Shadi
  • Basharat
  • Zero Point 2
  • Bara Andhera Hai
  • Eesaar
  • Eid Ka Tohfa

Adapted plays[edit]

  • Kan Russ
  • Bandagi Bechargi
  • Bura Aadmi
  • Aks Aur Aainey
  • Dehaktey Khwab
  • Waris[1]
  • Manzil Hai Kahan
  • Gard Bad E Hayat
  • Rifi Ki Duniya
  • Ehsaan
  • Sannata
  • Baitey Baitiyan
  • Amar Bail
  • Hisaab
  • Summander Ke Nichey
  • Dou Gaz Zameen
  • Namak Haram
  • Ghanti
  • Bara Andhera Hai
  • Barf Mein Lagi Aag
  • Chacha Abdul Baqi
  • Lahu Mei Phool

Punjabi plays[edit]

  • Nehle Te Dehla
  • Khauta Sikka
  • Bhukh

Plays for children[edit]

  • Jadu Ki Sheeshi
  • Bahadur Shehzada
  • Daal Mei Kala

Stage plays[edit]

  • Ghar Aya Mehmaan
  • Dastak
  • Kis Ko Keh Rahe Ho

Short films[edit]

  • Doosri Taraf
  • Beneath The Sea

Tele film[edit]

  • Aaina

Audio albums[edit]

Publications[edit]

Publication Type Year
Barzakh[2] Poetry 1974
Aks Translation of Modern Resistance Poetry Of Palestine 1976
Saatwan Dar Poetry 1978
Waris[2] TV Serial 1980
Kalay Logon Ki Roshan Nazmein Translations of the Blacks' Poetry From US & Africa 1981
Dehleez TV Serial 1982
Fishar Poetry 1982
Shaher Der Shaher Travelogue 1988
Zara Phir Se Kehna Poetry 1988
Aankhon Mein Tere Sapney Lyrics 1989
Chashm-E-Tamasha Columns 1990
Lahu Mein Phool Adapted Plays 1990
Nai Puraney A new Look on Classic Urdu Poetry 1991
Apney Log Long Plays 1991
In The Last Days Of Autumn English Translation of Selected Poetry 1991
Khizaan Ke Akhri Din Collected Works (Poetry) 1991
Yeh Afsaney Selection And Criticism of Short Stories 1992
Kehkashan Anthology of Urdu Poetesses 1992
Us Paar Poetry 1992
Resham Resham Travelogue 1992
Waqt TV Serial 1993
Itne Khwab Kahan Rakhun Gaa Poetry 1994
Ya Naseeb Clinic[2] Comedy Plays 1995
Khatay Meethay Columns 1995
Sapne Baat Nahi Karte Lyrics 1995
Din TV Serial 1995
Raat T.V Serial 1995
Samundar T.V Serial 1997
Baarish Ki Awaz Poetry 1997
Dakhtey Chale Gaey Columns 1998
Sahar Aasar Poetry 1998
Nayi Aankhen Purane Khwab Columns 1999
Sapne Kaise Baat Karein Lyrics 1999
Jahannam Ki Dasween Gehrai Translation 1999
Mere Bhi Hain Kuch Khwab Collected "Nazmein" 1999
Hum Us Ke Hain Collected "Ghazlein" 1999
Sahilon Ki Hawa Collected "Ghazlein" 1999
Sahilon Ki Hawa Poetry 2000
Bandagi T.V Series 2001
Chaoon Columns 2002
Phir Yun Huwa Poetry 2003
Mohabbat Aisa Dariya Hai Selected Poems 2004
Saat Din Travelogue 2004
Autograph Selection Of Majeed Amjad's Poetry 2004
Tere Dhayaan Ki Taiz Hawa Selected Poems 2004
Desperate In Love Selected English Translations 2004
Love Encompasses All English Translations 2005
Yahin Kahin Poetry 2006
Teesrey Pehar Ki Dhoop Columns 2007
Khwab Jagte Hein Selected Plays 2007
Sapno Se Bhari Aankhen Collected Lyrics 2008
Chalo Japan Chaltey Hein Travelogue 2008
Asbab Hamd -O-Naat 2008
Yeh Mera Shehr-Esukhan Selection of Parveen Shakir's Poetry 2008
Nazdeek Poetry 2009
Dhund Ke Us Paar Columns 2009
Raat Samundar Mein Selection of Ghazals 2010
Sham Saray Poetry 2012
Koi Din Aur Columns (Condolence) 2012
Shifting Sands Translations In English 2011
Baatein Kerte Din Poetry 2014
Kara Bayu Translations in Turkish 2014
Cento Poesie D’amore Translations in Italian 2014
Geet Hamaray Songs For Children (3 Volumes) 2015
Girah TV Serial 2017
Chirag E Rehguzar Columns 2017
Safar Parey Travelogues 2018
Zindagi Ke Meley Mein Poetry 2018
Such Ki Talaash Mein Criticism 2018
Al Hub-O-Nahar Translations In Arabic 2018

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Muttahir Ahmed Khan (12 August 2011). "Candid chat with Amjad Islam Amjad". Pakistan Today (newspaper). Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Ally Adnan (September 2016), "Interview: Amjad Islam Amjad" NewsLine (monthly magazine), Published September 2016, Retrieved 26 November 2020
  3. ^ "ھولینڈ کی خبریں (News coverage of Amjad Islam Amjad in Holland)". Daily Dharti.com website. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d "Amjad Islam Amjad". Karachi Literature Festival.Org. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  5. ^ a b c Bilal Tanweer (2 August 2017). "Governments are temporary and one should disagree with them: Amjad Islam Amjad". Herald and Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  6. ^ "Interview". Contact Pakistan.com website. Archived from the original on 3 January 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Profile of Amjad Islam Amjad (scroll down on the list to read his profile)". The Daily Express. Express News. 31 May 2009. Archived from the original on 20 June 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2020.
  8. ^ Naveed Siddiqui (22 December 2019). "Renowned writer Amjad Islam Amjad receives prestigious Turkish award". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 26 November 2020.

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