Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

Promoters & Preservers of Sindhyat

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Sundri Uttamchandani


Name Sundri Uttamchandani
Date of Birth : Hyderabad, Sind (Pakistan).
Place of Birth : 28-9-1924
Academic Attainments          : M.A.
Permanent Residential
Address
: 12-B/2 Navjeevan Co.op. Society,
Mori Road , Mahim,
Mumbai  400 016
Telephone Nos. : (R) 91-22-2444 1130, 24464941
Email : chand@eim.ae
Website : www.SundriUttam.com

Significant Literary Achievements/ Contributions :

Sundri has specialized in Short story writing.  She has written about 200 short stories, in addition to 12 One Act Plays & 2 Novels. A few most significant are given below:
1.    Kirandar Deewarun (Collapsing Walls), Novel, 1953.
2.    Preet Purani Reet Niralee (Old Love & New Way), Novel, 1956.
3.    Bandhan  (Attachment), Short Stories, 1985.
4.    Bhoori, Short Stories, 1979.
5.    Vichoro  (Separation), Short Stories, 1979.
6.    Hugau (Fragrance), Poetic Prose, 1989.


Recognition By Way Of Award/ Honours :

    Soviet Land Nehru Peace Award, 1979 (At U.S.S.R. by USSR Ambassador to India).
•    Award for her book Bhoori, 1981 (At New Delhi by Ministry of Education, Govt. of India).
•    Award for her book Vichoro, 1986 (At New Delhi by Sahitya Akademi, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India).
    Gaurav Puraskar for her literary contributions, 1990 (At Mumbai by Govt. of Maharashtra .

Additional Information :

i)    She is an approved A Grade Writer-cum-Speaker by the  Films Division, Govt. of India.
ii)   She has translated many short stories and novels of renowned writers like Maxim Gorky, Krishan Chandra, Sholokhav etc.
iii)  She visited USSR as a part of Writers Delegation sponsored by Govt. of India.

Finale :

Sundri is one of the most outstanding lady writers in Sindhi language today.  Her output may not be voluminous but quality wise her writtings are excellent.  Mainly a fiction writer, but at times indulges in short play as in a poetic prose piece.  Her two novels have won her acclamation and one of them, “Kirandar Deewaroon” collapsing walls is translated in many Indian languages and considered the best so far.

She has remained active in Sindhi womens organisations and been helping the needy in the society.  Apart from writing, she has been taking active interest in the cultural activities.  She has appeared on All India Radio, T.V. and also participated in Sindhi Mushairas and acted on stage.

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