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Syed Sajjad Zaheer (Urdu: سید سجاد ظہیر) (5 November 1899 – 13 September 1973) was an Urdu writer, Marxist ideologue and radical revolutionary who worked in both India and Pakistan. In the pre-independence era, he was a member of the Communist Party of India. Upon independence and partition, he moved to the newly created Pakistan and became a founding member of the Communist Party of Pakistan.
|Born||5 November 1899|
Lucknow, United Provinces, India
|Died||11 September 1973 (aged 73)|
Alma Ata, Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic (then in USSR, now Kazakhstan)
|Occupation||Marxist ideologue, writer and poet in Urdu|
|Nationality||Indian, Pakistani (briefly)|
|Citizenship||Indian, Pakistani (briefly)|
|Literary movement||Progressive Writers' Movement|
|Spouse||Razia Sajjad Zaheer|
|Children||4, including Nadira Babbar|
A collection of short stories, Angaaray (embers), which had stories by Sajjad Zaheer, Ahmed Ali, Rashid Jahan and Mahmud-uz-Zafar was published in 1932 and banned in 1933 by the British Government of India "for hurting the religious susceptibilities of a section of the community." This gave rise to the All-India Progressive Writers' Movement & Association of which both Sajjad Zaheer and Ahmed Ali were co-founders.
Sajjad and his wife Razia Sajjad Zaheer had four daughters, including Naseem Bhatia, who holds a PhD in History (ancient history) from a Russian university.
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- London Ki Ek Raat لندن کی ایک رات - a novel.
- Roshnai روشنائی, a collection of essays on the progressive writers movement and its objectives.
- Zikr-e-Hafiz زکرِخافظ, his research based book on the Persian poet Hafez.
- Pighla Nilamپِگھلا نیلم , his last book,a collection of his poetry.
- A translation of Shakespeare's Othello
- A translation of Candide
- A translation of Gora (novel written by Tagore)
- A translation of The Prophet (written by Khalil Gibran)
- Zaheer, Sajjad (2006). The Light: The History of the Movement for Progressive Literature in the Indo-Pakistan Sub Continent. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-547155-5.
- Naresh Nadeem, 'Sajjad Zaheer: A Life of Struggle & Creativity', People's Democracy 29:51 (18 December 2005)
- Bose, Hiren K. Sajjad Zahir: The Voice of the Common Man in Chowk
- https://web.archive.org/web/20090424062127/http://jang.com.pk/thenews/feb2007-weekly/books%26people-01-02-2007/ Mughanni-I-Aatish Nafas: Sajjad Zaheer
-  6 jan-1953- New York Times Sajjad Zaheer is secretary of the Communist party in Pakistan
-  29 Apr 1951-New York Times, Pakistani Red Chief Seized
- Urdu & secularism by A.G. Noorani Frontline Volume 23 – Issue 17 :: 26 Aug. – 8 Sep 2006