Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

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Lal Bhagwandas Rijhwani

Name Lal Bhagwandas Rijhwani
Title if any  : ‘Pushp’
Date of Birth : Larkana, Sind (Pakistan)
Place of Birth : 1-1-1935
Academic Attainments          : B.A. (English Literature)
Permanent Residential
: 6-Dunhill, Ambedkar Road,
Khar (W), Mumbai  -400 052
Telephone Nos. : (R ) 91-22-2646 1114/ 2605 8133
Occupation/ Profession : Publishing

Significant Literary Achievements/ Contributions :

As Writer :
Lal Pushp has written 24 books in Sindhi. Most significant amongst them are given below:
1.    Dairo (Circle), Short Stories, 1966.
2.    Hun je Atam Jo Maut (The death of his self), Novel, 1973.
3.    Gadyal Tanqeed (Collected criticism), Literary work, 2001.
4.    Lal Pushp, Vol. I of his autobiography, Novel-History, 2002.

As Journalist :
1.    Lal edited monthly Sindhi Magazine Priha Phuti  (Dawn) for 2 decades.
2.    He is the Editor & Publisher of monthly English  magazine, called Sindhi International.

Recognition By Way Of Award/ Honours :

•    Award for his Novel Hun je Atam Jo Maut, 1973, (At New Delhi by Sahitya Akademi, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India.)
    Gaurav Puraskar for contributions to literature, (At Mumbai, by Govt. of Maharashtra).

Additional Information :

i)    Number of Lal’s Novels/ short stories have been translated in other Indian languages.
ii)   Collection of short stories A Cog in the Machine has been translated in English.

Finale :

Lal Pushp is one among the triumvirate of leading writers of the second-generation writers after partition in India who blazed a new path in Sindhi literature; the other two were Mohan Kapana & Guno Samtaney. They were harbinger of a new thought of modernism against realistic thought of the previous generation.

Lal is one of the foremost and forceful short story writers of modern thought  in Sindhi literature and has brought out many collections of short stories.  He is also a novelist with a few titles to his credit, the most talked about is Hun je Atam Jo Maut, which won him the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award. There are a few critical works also to his credit.

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