Joginder Pal – Famous Indian Urdu writer

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Joginder Pal – Famous Indian Urdu writer

Joginder Pal – Famous Indian Urdu writer

Joginder Pal: (September 5, 1925 – April 23, 2016). Famous Indian Urdu writer.

Prominent identity as a short story and novelist. Born in Sialkot, Pakistan. Their family situation was extremely unfavorable. So there were difficulties while studying. After partition, his family moved to Ambala in Punjab, India in 1947. For some time he helped them in their father’s milk business. They had to struggle a lot with the situation. The events of the Indian independence movement and the partition of India had a profound effect on his life.

His mother tongue was Punjabi. His primary and secondary education was in Urdu. With the encouragement and desire of the family, he was educated to graduate. Due to the Indian independence movement, partition and the lack of employment opportunities in the then environment, she joined the Kenyan Department of Education in 1949 as a teacher. He had a strong desire to return to India, But he could not return to India because of the employment he was getting in Kenya. While living in Kenya, he was influenced by the African jungle, the superstitions, customs, traditions, colonialism, environmental degradation, deforestation, poaching and the good and bad tendencies of the African people. All these experiences are reflected in his short stories. He studied and compiled the folklore myths of Africa. Later, in 1964, Joginder Pal returned to India to work as a full-time writer. He was appointed as the principal of a college in Aurangabad. He then settled in Delhi in 1978.

Joginder Pal’s first short story “Before Sacrifice” was published in Saki magazine edited by Shaheed Ahmed Dehlavi. Written by Joginder Pal: Collection of Short Stories – Dharti Ka Kaal (1961), Main Kyo Sochu (1968), Matti Ka Idrak (1970), Lucknow Lucknow (1977), Bay Muhavara (1978), Bay Irada (1981), Khulta (1989) ; Katha – Silvate (1975), Katha Nagar (1986), Parinde (2000); Novels – Ek Bund Lahu Ki (1963), Amado Rakta (1975), Bayanat (1975), Nadid (1983); Review – Rabta (1997), Bay Estella (1998), etc.

Joginder Pal’s mother tongue was Punjabi, he was educated in the main English language; However, he has written in Urdu. His short stories reveal the meaning of Indian social life and social life in Africa. Whatever experiences they had, they vividly evoked from the characters in their stories. His writing was inspired by his efforts to get rid of the feeling of frustration and failure in his life due to the migration caused by the partition at a young age and the fact that he left the country and lived abroad during the period of hope. Echoes of transcendence, the depressing emotions caused by migration are reflected in their stories and the characters in the story. According to him, language can never be an obstacle to creativity, he has taken the stories to a different level by writing short stories in Urdu at a time when Urdu was used only for poetry.

She had voluntarily retired from the teaching profession in Kenya to pursue a full-time writing career. He later visited Pakistan. He wrote a book, Yatra Pakistan, based on his experiences in Lahore and Karachi (1987). In 1988, he participated in the Afro-Asian Writers’ Symposium to guide writers. Reported attendance as invited to literature festivals in Moscow and Tunisia.

He has been honored with many awards for his literary contributions. These include Ghalib Award (1983), Shiromani Sahityakar Award (1991), All India Bahadur Shah Zafar Award (1996), Urdu Adab Award (1999), Iqbal Sanman (1999).

He died in New Delhi.

You can Buy a Collection of Writings: 

Short Stories –

Dharti Ka Kaal

,

Main Kyo Sochu (1968),

Matti Ka Idrak (1970),

Lucknow Lucknow (1977),

Bay Muhavara (1978),

Bay Irada (1981),

Khulta (1989) ;

Katha – Silvate (1975),

Katha Nagar (1986),

Parinde (2000);

Novels –

Ek Bund Lahu Ki (1963),

Amado Rakta (1975),

Bayanat (1975),

Nadid (1983);

Review –

Rabta (1997),

Bay Estella (1998),


Reference: http://sahitya-akademi.gov.in/library/meettheauthor/joginder_paul.pdf

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