Sindhi Adabi Board is a government sponsored institution in Pakistan for the promotion of Sindhi literature. It was established in 1955 in Jamshoro, Sindh.[1] It is under the Education Department of the Government of Sindh.

Sindhi Adabi Board
FormationDecember 1951; 72 years ago (1951-12)
TypeEducational and literary institute
PurposeSindhi language, Literature, history and culture promotion
HeadquartersJamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
Region served
Official language
Makhdoom Saeed-u-Zaman 'Atif'
Main organ
Board of Governors
Parent organisation
Ministry of Education, Government of Sindh
Rs. 120 million

Activities edit

The organization has published Sindhi folklore, poetry, lexicography, archaeology and original literary works. These works have included anthologies of poetry works of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, Sachal Sarmast, Chen Rai Sami, Khalifo Nabi Bux Laghari, Miyoon Shah Inayat, Hamal Khan Laghari, Talib-ul-Mola and other mystic poets of Sindh.

The Board has published translations of selected works, manuscripts and other writings from world literature into the Sindhi language.

Creation of the Board edit

The Federal Advisory Board was created in 1940 to fill the need for an organisation which could initiate, supervise and promote the publication of material in Sindhi language. In 1950, a more powerful executive committee was constituted, and in March 1955 the Sindhi Adabi Board was brought into being.[citation needed]

Muhammad Ibrahim Joyo served as the first secretary of the Board. The Board was registered with the Assistant Registrar of the Joint Stock Committee in Khairpur.

Board of governors edit

Chairman edit

Makhdoom Jamil uz Zaman was the previous chairman from 4 June 2010 to 2011. He quit the Chairmanship due to his failure in resolving the appointment of the secretary of the board.[2]

Present Chairman edit

As per Sindh Government Notification present chairman is Makhdoom Saeed-u-Zaman

Present Secretary edit

  • Mr. Allah Ditto Waghio (A.D, Vighio) Since July 1, 2011.

Chronological list of the chairmen of the board edit

Founder edit

The Sindhi Adabi Board was founded 1951 and its founder was of national leader G. M. Syed who was then provincial education minister, constituted the Central Advisory Board for Sindhi Literature in August 1940 and appointed Miran Muhammad Shah as its first Chairman.[3]

Translated books published in Sindhi edit

  • Eastwick, Dry Leaves from Young Egypt, 1973

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Sindh Adabi Board scheme for world class literature in cold storage Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Sindhi Adabi Board without chairman, secretary, BoG for a year". Dawn. Retrieved 13 July 2016.
  3. ^ "The rise and fall of the Sindhi Adabi Board". THE EXPRESS TRIBUNE. Retrieved 13 July 2016.

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