December 20, 1944
Quetta / British India
|Died||October 9, 1989 (aged 44)|
|Resting place||Stockton, California|
|Occupation||Writer and Intellectual|
|Language||Dari-Persian (Hazaragi), Urdu and English|
|Nationality||Pakistani / American|
|Alma mater||University of Sind and University of Philippines, Manila|
|Subject||Afghanistan, Hazara people|
|Notable works||The Hazaras|
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Hassan Poladi (also referred to as Hassan Foladi) was the writer of The Hazaras, a book about Hazara people. Poladi was born in Agil-i-Hussani, Alamdar Road, Quetta, a second Generation Hazara in Quetta. He grew up and got his early education from local schools and colleges, and did his BSc (Honors) from University of Sind. He later got admission to university of Philippines, Manila, and did his MA. After working for provencial govt of Balochistan, he moved to USA on research assistant fellowship. In 1975 he received his master's degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, New york. He was naturalized American Citizen, and lived with his family in Stockton, California. He had traveled extensively throughout Asia, Europe and North America. In addition to his native Hazaragi, he was fluent in English, Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic, and Taglog.
His life contribution to the Hazara nation is his book The Hazaras. It is one of the most authenticated book written on Hazaras in history. It has been translated in Persian and Urdu.
In 2007, a container carrying consignment of the book in Persian language was stopped at Zareng, And the whole consignment was thrown into Helmend river. The purpose of the complete episode was to deprive the reader a study about the history and culture of Hazaras.
Poladi died on October 9, 1989 due to liver failure.