Inauguration of Punjabi translation of Amar Jalil’s writing by Dr Manzoor Aijaz

By Zulfiqar Halepoto

It is really great to know for all of us that the best stories and fiction of three great writers of Sindh Amar Jalil, Naseem Kharal and Manik has been translated in Punjabi language from Sindhi language by leading intellectual Dr. Manzoor Aijaz in WashingtonDC.

Launching of the Punajbi book of Amar Jalils translation will be held during golden jubilee celebrations of Jalil’s writing on June 29th, 2008. Sindh Democratic forum (SDF) in collaborations with KarachiUniversity, Sindhi Language Authority, Sindh Graduates Association, University of Sindh, Institute of Sindhology, Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai Chair, Department of Culture and Pakistan Television Corporation has arranged the inaugural session.

The University of Karachi has arranged a special celebration programme of the golden jubilee of the career of the renowned short-story writer, novelist, playwright and columnist Amar Jalil on June 29 at a programme to be held in a local hotel. Shields would be presented to Amar Jalil by various literary, educational and cultural institutions and organizations.

Few pieces of the translations are available on his website magazine WEECHAR. http://www.wichaar. com/news/ 150/

He is also working on the designing of key pad which shall have Sindhi and Punjabi casing and font so that both languages shall be written Vis-e- versa on the same key board. He is also planning to translate Punjabi litrature in to Sindhi Language.

Courtesy: Sindhi e-lists/ e-groups.

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