Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

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(Late) Chetan Marivala

Name (Late) Chetan Marivala
Date of Birth : Karachi, Sind (Pakistan)
Place of Birth : 13-10-1916
Academic Attainments          : B.A.
Permanent Residential
: 301, Golden Pastures,
Saint  Airlington Road, Bandra,
Mumbai  - 400 050
Occupation/ Profession : Retired Lecturer, History Dept.,
Jai Hind College, Mumbai

Significant Literary Achievements/ Contributions :

1.    Itahasik Chitra (Historical pictures), 1950.
2.    Vichitra Varqa  (Strange pages), 1951.
3.    Sambhar Je Darsini-a-Tan (From the mirror of memories), 1960.
4.    Hikre Dinhan Ji Galh  (Once upon a time), 1975.
5.    Aau Kanga Kar Galhi  (Come, oh crow and speak), 1966.
6.    Dhiu Ja Piu De Khatt (Letters From Daughter To Father), 1973.
7.    Latifi Laat, (Poems of Shah Latif), 1975.

Recognition By Way Of Award/ Honours :

Chetan Marivala received several awards but we are unable to trace the record.  In Sind,  he had received two prestigious awards from the Central Advisory Board, Govt. of Sind for  two books : • Humayun Jo Khwab (Humayun’s Dream), and Tarikhi  Mazmuna (Historical Essays).

Additional Information :

i)    He wrote several essays, including Mohan-Jo-Daro (Mound of the Dead) which were of research nature.
ii)   He was frequently invited by AIR to speak on historical perspective of Sind.
iii)  He was associated with several Sindhi literary associations and contributed immensely.

Finale :

(Late) Chetan Marivala was a stalwart of the old guard of the partition literary period. As a teacher of History, he was associated with the well-known D.J. Sind College, Karachi.  He was a brilliant man.

He was deep dyed in matter of history  as if history was in his blood.  Short statured but morally so strong that he could control a class of hundred or two students and none had the courage to even whisper, while his lecture was on.  He would catch him by the ear and show him the exit door.  His voice was vibrant, strong and assertive, which no one could miss.  However, he was also jovial, sweet, compassionate and soft as silk.

In Sindhi historical literature, his contribution is quite substantial and of high quality.  More than half a dozen books are to his credit.  Among them, two need special mention  Humayun-Jo-Khwab and Tarikhi Mazmuna .

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