Jameel Jalibi

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Jameel Jalibi
Born (1929-06-12) June 12, 1929 (age 88)
Aligarh, UP
Residence Pakistan
Nationality Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistani
Citizenship Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistani
Known for Urdu literature and Linguistics
Awards Sitara-e-Imtiaz, Hilal-e-ImtiazUrdu literature and LinguisticsUrdu literature and LinguisticsUrdu literature and LinguisticsUrdu literature and LinguisticsUrdu literature and LinguisticsUrdu literature and Linguistics
Academic background
Alma mater University of Karachi
Doctoral advisor Ghulam Mustafa Khan
Academic work
Institutions University of Karachi

Muhammad Jameel Khan (Urdu: محمد جمیل خان) is a noted linguist, critic, writer, and scholar of Urdu literature and linguistics from Pakistan. He was Vice-Chancellor at the University of Karachi.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Jameel Jalibi was born on 12 June 1929 in a Yusufzai family of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. His early schooling was in Aligarh. He matriculated in Saharunpur and did his Bachelor of Arts from Meerut College. One day before the partition of India, on 13 August 1947, Jalibi migrated to Karachi, Pakistan, where he continued his education and literary activities. He gained a Master of Arts, Bachelor of Laws degree and a Ph.D from Sindh University. He then worked for the Income Tax Department until retirement. In 1983 he became Vice-chancellor of Karachi University, where he remained until 1987, when he joined the Muqtadara Quami Zaban (National Language Authority). He enjoyed the company of Karrar Hussain, Sabzwari, Jalib Dehlvi and Ghayur Ahmed Ramzi. From 1950-54, he remained Co-editor of an Urdu monthly by the name of "Saqi" and wrote a monthly column "Baaten". He started a quarterly by the name of "Naya Daur"


  • Pakistani Culture
  • Tanqeed aur Tajarba (Criticism and Experience)
  • Nai Tanqeed (New Criticism)
  • Adab, Culture aur Masa'el (Literature, Culture and Problems)
  • Muhammad Taqi Meer
  • Maasir-e-Adab (Contemporaries Of Literature)
  • Quami Zaban (National Language)
  • Yak-Jehti Nafaz aur Masa'el (Solidarity Of Self and Problems)
  • Masnavi Kadam Rao aur Pidam Rao
  • Diwan-e-Hasan Shauqi (Collection of Hasan Sahuqi's Poetry)
  • Farhang-e-Istalahaat (Dictionary of Terms)
  • Qadeem Urdu Lughat (Ancient Urdu Dictionary)
  • Tareekh-e-Adab-e-Urdu (History of Urdu Literature)
  • Diwan-e-Nusrati (Collection of Nusrati's Poetry)
  • Elliot ke Mazameen (Essays of Elliot)
  • Pakistan: The Identity Of Culture
  • Janwarsitan (Animalised)
  • Arastoo Se Elliot Tak (From Aristotle to Elliot)
  • Adbi Tehqique ( please update Publisher)
  • Qaumi English-Urdu Dictionary (Jameel Jalibi: May 5th 1995)
  • Tareekh-e-Urdu Adab Vol 1-4 (History of Urdu Language and Literature)


He received the Sitara-e-Imtiaz and the Hilal-e-Imtiaz. He is the only writer to have won "Qaumi Adabi Inam" (National Literary Award) given by Pakistan Academy of Letters four times.[citation needed]