Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

Download the E-Book in PDF Format 4.60 MB

Back to Index   |  <<   |   >>

Rita V. Shahani

Name Rita V. Shahani
Date of Birth : Hyderabad, Sind (Pakistan)
Place of Birth : 24-8-1934
Academic Attainments          : Inter Arts
Permanent Residential
: 7, Floriana Estate
Boat Club Rd, Pune – 411 001
Telephone Nos. : (R) 91-20-612 2526

Significant Literary Achievements/ Contributions :

1.    ‘Pankha Vajaeen Shankha’ (Wings Play Music), Poetry, 1983.
2.    ‘Piraha Ja Piyaka’ (Early Birds of Dawn) , Novel, 1991.
3.    ‘Sujjan Joon Smrityun’ (Memories of stalwarts), Biography, 1990.
4.    ‘Bipahri-a-Ja Pal’ (Few Moments of noon) , Autobio-graphical Essays, 1995.
5.    ‘Sawal Ee Sawal’ (Too Many Questions), Short Stories, 1998.
6.    ‘Bhambhirke Jee Bhun Bhun’  (Whispers of twilight), Poetry, 1985.

Recognition By Way Of Award/ Honours :

She has received several awards/ honours.  A few most significant are given bellow:
•    Awards for Novel ‘Bhambhirke Jee Bhun Bhun’ 1987 (At New Delhi by Central Hindi Directorate), Govt. of India.
•    Award as ‘Most Prolific Lady Writer’ 1997 (At Mumbai by Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli Ain Sahit Sabha).
•    Award for outstanding contributions to literature’ 1998 (At Mumbai by R.J. Trust).
    Life Time Achievement Literature Award, 1998 (At Nagpur by Maharashtra State Sindhi Sahitya Academy).
•    Award for Short Storie’s Book ‘Sawal-ee- Sawal’ 2000 (At Mumbai by National Council for Promotion of Sindhi Language).

Additional Information :

i)    Rita is a Member of National Council for Promotion of Sindhi Language, Govt. of India.

ii)   Very recently, she visited Sind (Pakistan), and had several encounters with prolific writers & poets there and has carried with her happy memories. 

Finale :

Rita Shahani is one of the most prominent Sindhi lady writers, having written many books, almost on every genre of literature.  Many of her books have secured prizes from the government bodies and private institutions.  Many of her writings have found a place in other modern Indian languages too.

Please note Sindhisangat has uploaded the entire book on the website as per discussion with the Mr Bhagwan Bhagchandani.