Ghulam Abbas (writer)

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Ghulam Abbas
Native name غلام عباس
Born 17 November 1909[1]
Amritsar, British Punjab
Died November 2, 1982(1982-11-02) (aged 72)[1]
Karachi, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Writer, magazine editor, translator
Organization All India Radio, during World War II
Known for Short story author[2]
Notable work Jaaray ki Chandani[3]
Kan Ras
Al-Ḥamra ke Afsane
Jazeera-e- Sukhanwaran[2]
Mohabbat Roti Hai
Jala Wattan
Awards Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 1967

Ghulam Abbas (Urdu: غلام عباس‎; 17 November 1909  – 2 November 1982) was a short story writer from Pakistan.[1][2]

Early life and career[edit]

Ghulam Abbas was married twice. His first wife was named Zakira and he had five children with her including four daughters and a son. His second wife was a Greek-Scottish-Romanian woman named Christian Vlasto (renamed Zainab) with whom he had a son and three daughters.[2]


  • Jazeera-e-Sukhanwaran (published 1937)[1]
  • Anandi (Marketplace) (a Bollywood film Mandi (film) (1983) was based on this Ghulam Abbas's short story)[4]
  • Jaaray Ki Chandani (published 1960)
  • Phool (published 1963)
  • The Women's Quarter and Other Stories from Pakistan (published 1984)[1]
  • Intikhab Ghulam Abbas (Selection of Stories by Ghulam Abbas) (compiled by Asif Farrukhi)[1]
  • Hotel Moenjodaro & Other Stories
  • Gondniwala Takia
  • Dhanak


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Profile of Ghulam Abbas (writer) on website Retrieved 17 January 2018
  2. ^ a b c d Peerzada Salman (29 May 2014). "Ghulam Abbas was a shy but deep person". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 17 January 2018. 
  3. ^ a b E-Books By: Ghulam Abbas on website Retrieved 17 January 2018
  4. ^ Mandi (1983) Indian film based on Ghulam Abbas's short story on IMDb website Retrieved 17 January 2018

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