Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

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Arjan Gobindram Mirchandani

Name Arjan Gobindram Mirchandani
Title if any  : ‘Shad’
Date of Birth : Sukkur, Sindh (Pakistan)
Place of Birth : 17.12.1924
Academic Attainments          : Ph.D. in Sindhi
Permanent Residential
: Silver Beach Hsg. Soc.,
Gulmohar Cross Rd., 12, 
JVPD Scheme, Mumbai-400 049
Telephone Nos. : (R) 91-22-2620 3359
Occupation/ Profession : Retired Reader in Sindhi,
University of Mumbai

Significant Literary Achievements/ Contributions :

He has a number of books/ publications to his credit.  A few most significant are given herein below:
1.    Aun Ghityun Jo Gaeendar (I am The Street Singer), Poetry, 1957.
2.    Dahiyoon Dukh Dissan  (Wise Face Suffering), Poetry, 1960.
3.    Bewas Ain Naon Daur  (Kavi Bewas & New Era), Treaties (Prose), 1970.
4.    Tapasya Joon Roshnyoon (Lights of Penance) Poetry, 1974.
5.    Andho Doonhon (Blind Smoke), Poetry, 1982.
6.    Adabi Khushboo (Literary Fragrance), Literary Essays (Prose.) 2000.
7.    Dharati-a-Jo-Dard (Agony of Earth),2002.
As Journalist :
Shad edited Parkha, literary monthly magazine.
He is a Co-Editor of Koonj literary monthly magazine,
Chief editor of  Look India, English monthly magazine.

Recognition By Way Of Award/ Honours :

Shad has received among others the following awards:
    Soviet lands Nehru Peace Award for literature, 1972 (At Mumbai, by Soviet Consulate).
•    Award for the book Andho Doohon, 1983 (At Delhi, by Sahitya Akademi, Ministry HRD, Govt. of India).
•    Maharashtra Gaurav Pursaskar, 1990 (At Mumbai, Govt. of Maharashtra).
•    Life time Achievement in Literature Award, 2001 (At Mumbai, by Maharashtra Sindhi Sahitya Academy, Govt. of Maharashtra).

Additional Information :

i)    Shad had the privilege of visiting Soviet Union as nominee of the Indian Govt. in 1983 on two member Indian writers delegation along with the Assamese literary celebrity 
       Dr. Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya to represent India under the Cultural Exchange Programme; a rare honour.
ii)   Having written thesis on Sindhi Ghazal in 1973, he achieved the distinction of being the first ever Ph.D. in Sindhi from University of Bombay.

Finale :

Arjan Shad is a well-known eminent poet and a literary critic.  He is well versed in the knowledge of poetic prosody and other poetic devices.  He used to write inflammatory articles, romantic and revolutionary poems, while he was young.  When he grew up, his poems started showing the impact of progressiveness.  His poetry reveals a beautiful blend of thought and emotion, apt & evocative imagery.  He joined the teaching profession in 1956 and became a Reader in Sindhi and made distinct contribution in this field too.

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