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Mr. Mohan Gehani

Mohan Gehani,

Date of Birth:- January 20th 1938.
Place of Birth:- Karachi (Sind).
Educational qualifications: - MA.

Literary Activities:

  • Published first short story in 1955 in Naeen Duniyan ( A progressive literary Magazine)
  • Active participant in Sindhi Sahit Mandal (Sindhi writer’s organization at Bombay) and remained joint secretary for three years.
  • Attended first Asian writers conference as a member of Sindhi delegation held at New Delhi in December 1956.
  • Connected with SINDHIYAT MOVEMENT- A MOVEMENT TO PRESERVE Sindhi identity and inclusion of Sindhi language in 8th Schedule of Indian constitution. Actively participated in organizing All India Sammelans.



  • Was one of the key persons behind starting of Socio-cultural- literary, weekly Sindhu Dhara. Continued to write stories, satires and articles for Naeen Duniyan and Sindhu Dhara.
  • Attended numerous seminars at All India level and contributed Papers. Delivered key note addresses at number of seminars and presided over numerous occasions.
  • Served as one of member of Jury of Sahitya Akademi awards - and MP Sindhi Sahitya Academy awards.
  • Member of advisory board for Sindhi- Sahitya Akademi- New Delhi. (2007-12).
  • Books Published:

    1. Popata Pakdinde (Chasing Butterflies) Poetry.
    2. Sindh Jo Ithas-(Jhalkoon) (Glimpses of History of Sind). This book has been translated into Hindi as well in English. This book was awarded by National Council for Promotion of Sindhi Language.
    3. Ja Chityam Chit Mein (What I brooded over) A Book of literary essays.
    4. Muhinjo Nagar Kahido. (Where is my City?) Poetry.
    5. Sindhiyat Jo safar ( co-authored with Mr. Kirat Babani and Hari Pankaj ( An account of 50 years of Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli and Sahit Sabha- and about Sindhiyat movement).
    6. Ta kwaban Jo Chha Thindo (collection of Plays and ballets) Awarded by Sahitya Akademi -2011.
    7. Rina Pat Mein (Poetry).
    8. Monograph Poati Hiranadani In English under series Makers of Indian Literature Published by Sahitya Akademi (1913).
    9. Brittle ice- Sindhi poems by Mohan Gehani translated in English- Edited by Ms. Menka Shivdasani 2015 ( Published by Copper coin Publishing Pvt Ltd. Delhi.)
    10. Monograph on Prabhu Wafa (English) under the series Makers of Indian literature Published by Sahitya Akademi. (2015).
    11. Tiral Pkharial Pana ( Scattered Papers) in Sindhi. Published by Indian Institute of Sindhology Adipur- Kutch Gujrat. (1913).
    12. Desert Blooms Here ( English) An account of development of Kandala- Gandhidham- Adipur (E Book at sindhisangat.com Artcles/Books).
    13. Scripted two ballets Sindhudhara and Zala kadhen zera kadhen Zabara for Anila Sunder's dance troupe.
    14. Contributed to Encyclopedia of Indian Literature Published by Sahitya Akademi.
    15. Translated Sami's Shalokas with Ms. Menka Shivdasani for anthology published By Panguin Books.
    16. Desert Land to Home Land- in English (The land that could have been Sind – A narrative of establishment of Kandla, Gandhidham and Adipur) published by: Indian Institute of Sindology. Forward by Maharao of Kutch. ( 2015 )
    17. Translations:

      • Ten Folk tales of Sindh of Prof: Preetam Varyani from Sindhi to English.
      • Translated in Sindhi Kapila Vatsayan's Book Bharat: Natya Shastra Published by Sahitya Akademi (2013).
      • Translated Malyalam Poet ONV Kurup's This Ancient lyre ( Poetry) into Sindhi, Published by Sahitya Akademi. 2014.

      Awards:

      1. Council for promotion of Sindhi Language.
      2. Saeen G M SAYED memorial award by World Sindhi Council at London.
      3. Award for contribution to Sindhi Literature by Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli ain Sahit Sabha.
      4. Narayan Shyam award by BEST Sindhi Sabha Mumbai.
      5. Sahitya Akademi award-2011
      6. A J Uttam and Sundri Uttamchandani memeorial Life time achievement Award by Akhil Bharat Sindhi Sahit Sabha (2014).
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