Rasheed Amjad

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Rasheed Amjad
Born 5 March 1940
Srinagar, Indian state of Kashmir
Residence Rawalpindi
Citizenship Pakistani
Nationality Pakistani
Fields Urdu literature and short stories

Rasheed Amjad (Urdu: ڈاکٹر رشید امجد) is a prominent Urdu fiction writer, critic and scholar.[citation needed] He was born on 5 March 1940 in Srinagar, Indian state of Kashmir but migrated to Pakistan after independence and now lives in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Rasheed Amjad started writing short stories after 1960 and shortly came into mainstream. Initially he portrayed real life in his works then got cognise as a symbolic writer. Beside teaching, research and criticism he continued writing short stories. He has received many awards from Pakistan and India. He is also editor of literary Urdu research magazines Daryaft and Takhilqui adab. Rasheed Amjad's autobiography is published in 2015 under the title of Aashiqi sabr talab by Saanjh Publications (Book Street, 46/2 Mozang, Lahore, Pakistan. ISBN 978-969-593-145-5.).

Awards and recognition[edit]


Following theses have been written to acknowledge the work of Dr. Rasheed Amjad.


Short stories
  • Tamanna Betaab, Harf Academy, Rawalpindi, 2001–2003
  • Kaghaz Ki Faseel, Dastawez Matbooat, Lahore, 1993
  • Bezaar Adam Kay Baitay, Dastawez Publishers, Rawalpindi, 1974
  • Rait Per Grift, Nadeem Publications, Rawalpindi, 1978
  • Sehpehr Ki Khizan, Dastawez Publishers, Rawalpindi, 1980
  • Pat Jhar Main Khudkalami, Asbaat Publications, Rawalpindi, 1984
  • Bhagay Hay Biaban Mujhsay, Maqbool Academy, Lahore, 1988
  • Dasht-e-Nazar Say Aagay, Maqbool Academy, Lahore, 1991
  • Aks-e-Bay Khayal, Dastawez Matbooat, Lahore, 1993
  • Dasht-e-Khwab, Maqbool Academy, Lahore, 1993
  • Gumshuda Awaz Ki Dastak, Feroze Sons, Lahore, 1996
  • Sat Rangay Prinday Kay Taaqub Main, Harf Academy, Rawalpindi, 2002
  • Aik Aam Admi Ka Khwab, Harf Academy, Rawalpindi, 2006
  • Aam Admi Kay Khwab, Poorab Academy, Islamabad, 2007
Research, criticism and editing
  • Naya Adab, Tameer-e-Millat Publishers, Mandi Bahauddin, 1969
  • Rawayyay Aur Shanakhtain, Maqbool Academy, Lahore, 1988
  • Yaft-o-Daryaft, Maqbool Academy, Lahore, 1989
  • Shairi Ki Siyasi-o-Fikri Riwayat, Dastawez Matbooat, Lahore, 1993
  • Meerajee – Shakhsiat Aur Fan, Maghrabi Pakistan Academy, 1995
  • Pakistani Adab Kay Memar (Meerajee), Pakistan Academy of Letters, Islamabad, 2006
  • Pakistani Adab (6 Volume), F.G. Sir Syed College, Rawalpindi, 1980–1984
  • Iqbal Fikr-o-Fan, Nadeem Publications, Rawalpindi, 1984
  • Taleem Ki Nazriati Asas, Nadeem Publications, Rawalpindi, 1984
  • Mirza Adeeb – Shakhsiat-o-Fan, Maqbool Academy, Lahore, 1991
  • Pakistani Adab (Prose) 1990, Pakistan Academy of Letters, Islamabad, 1991
  • Pakistani Adab (Prose & Fiction) 1991, Pakistan Academy of Letters, Islamabad, 1992
  • Pakistani Adab (Prose & Fiction) 1994, Pakistan Academy of Letters, Islamabad, 1995
  • Muzahmati Adab Urdu (1977–1985), Pakistan Academy of Letters, Islamabad
  • Muzahmati Adab Urdu (1998–2008), Pakistan Academy of Letters, Islamabad, 2009
  • Pakistani Adab (Afsana), (1947–2008), Pakistan Academy of Letters, Islamabad, 2009
  • Pakistani Adab (Poetry), (1947–2008), Pakistan Academy of Letters, Islamabad, 2009
  • Pakistani Adab (Rawaye aur Rujhanat) Poorab Academy, Islamabad, 2009
  • Aashiqi sabr talab (Autobiography) "Saanjh Publications", Lahore, 2015 ISBN 978-969-593-145-5

Journals edited[edit]