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Sindh at a Glance

Sindh at a Glance

 

 

 

        
Area
        

        
140,914 sq. Km (size of England)

        
 

        
population
        

        

        

              
  • (1981) 18.97 million. (Rural 56.63%, Urban 43.37% (Zia
              regime)

  •           
  • (1991) 53 million. (Rural 77.96%, Urban 22.04% (Nawaz
              Sharif)

  •           
  • (1995) Hopefully accurate and free of illegal immigrants
              

              

              

  •         

        

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National Symbols
        

        

        

              
  • Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai (18 Century poet and poet) and his
              "Risalo" (Collection)

  •           
  • Moen-jo-Daro (remains of the 5,000 year old Indus
              civilization)

  •           
  • Ajrak (hand-painted cloth sheet/wrap around)
              

  •           
  • Sindhi Topi (embroidered skull cap with mirror work)
              

  •         

        

 


        
Sufis
        

        

        

              
  • Shah Abdul Latif

  •           
  • Qalandar Shahbaz

  •           
  • Sachal Sarmast

  •           
  • Saami

  •           
  • Shah Inayat

  •           
  • Khuwaja Farid

  •         

        

 


        
Folk Legends
        

        

        

              
  • Marui

  •           
  • Sassui

  •           
  • Suhni

  •           
  • Moomal

  •           
  • Leela

  •           
  • Noori

  •           
  • Rai Diach

  •           
  • Jogi

  •         

        

 


        
Legends of the Land
        

        

        

              
  • Dodo Soomro (fought 14th century Delhi ruler Allauddin
              Khilji)

  •           
  • Shah Inayat Soofi (executed in 1718)
              

  •           
  • Hoshoo Sheedi (led resistance against the British in 1843)
              

              

              

  •           
  • Heemum Kaliani (hanged by the British as a "terrorist")
              

              

              

  •           
  • Mai Bakhtavar (slain in peasant struggle in 1946)
              

  •           
  • Haider Bux Jatoi (peasant leader)
              

  •           
  • Makhdoom Bilawal (killed by Arghuns in 1521)
              

  •           
  • Doolah Darya Khan (Samma warrior)
              

  •           
  • Sain G. M. Syed (Father of Modern Sindhi Nation)
              

  •           
  • Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
              

  •         

        

 


        
Family
        

        

        

              
  • Indo-Aryan with strong Dravidian influence.

  •           
  • Indigenious samats are descendants of Lakha, Lohana, Rajput, Jat
              and Sammas

  •           
  • Where as, immigrants are, Semmite Arab origin like Sayed Ansari,
              Siddiqui, etc and Aryan (Turk, Greeks, Mughals, Iranians and Baluch).

  •         

        

 


        
Sindhi Language
        

        
Prakit plus Sanskrit basis has vocabulary from Arabic, Persian and
        some Dravidian words

        

Script: Arabic Naskh, alphabet of 52, with 7 phonetics not
        present in Urdu.


        

 


        
Historical works
        

        

        

              
  • Chach Nama

  •           
  • Tarikh-i-Masumi

  •           
  • Tarikhi-Tahiri

  •           
  • Tuhfatul Kiram

  •           
  • Scinde

  •           
  • Tarkhan Nama

  •           
  • Beglar Nama

  •           
  • Mazhar-i-Shahjehan

  •           
  • Maklinama History of Sindh by H.T. Lambrick

  •           
  • History of Sindh (Mirza Kalich Beg)

  •           
  • Chronological History of Sindh (M.H. Panhwar)
              

  •         

        

 


        
Famous Poets
        

        

              
  • Classical
              

              

                  
    • Shah Latif

    •             
    • Shah Abdul Karim of Bulri

    •             
    • Sachal Sarmast

    •             
    • and Bedil

    •           

              

  •           
  • Contemporary
              

              

                  
    • Shaikh Ayaz

    •             
    • Tanveer Abbasi

    •             
    • Sarvech Sujawali

    •             
    • Ibrahim Munshi

    •             
    • Niaz Humayuni

    •             
    • Ustad Bukhari

    •             
    • Fatah Malak

    •             
    • Tajal Bevus

    •             
    • Shamshir Hydri

    •           

              

  •           
  • Literary Personalities
              

              

              

                  
    • Anna Marie Schimele

    •             
    • G.M.Mehkri

    •             
    • Mirza Kalich Beg (Zeenat)

    •             
    • Usman Diplai (Sanghar)

    •             
    • Hussamuddin Rashdi

    •             
    • Sayed Ghulam Mustafa Shah

    •             
    • M. Ibrahim

    •             
    • Joyo

    •             
    • I.I. Kazi (Brown Girl)

    •             
    • G. Allana

    •             
    • Agha Mohammad Yaqub

    •             
    • Elsa Kazi

    •             
    • Alama Daud Poto

    •             
    • Dr. Gurbuxani (Shah-jo-Risalo)

    •             
    • Dr. Nabi Bux Baluch

    •             
    • Hakim Fateh Mohd Sehwani
                  

       


    •           

              

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Fiction writers
        

        

              
  • Classical
              

                  
    • H. M. Gurbuxani ("Noorjehan")

    •             
    • S. C. Shahani ("Bilu Khokar")

    •             
    • M. Ismail Ursani ("Badnasib")

    •             
    • M. Ismail Ursani ("Badnasib Tari")
                  

    •           

              

  •           
  • Contemporary
              

                  
    • Amar Jaleel

    •             
    • Jamal Abro

    •             
    • Naseem Kharal (late)

    •             
    • Najam Abbasi

    •             
    • Ibrahim Joyo

    •             
    • Siraj Memon

    •             
    • Rasheed Bhatti

    •             
    • Ghullam Rabbani Agro

    •             
    • Tariq Ashraf (late)

    •             
    • Noorul-Huda Shah (Jangal)

    •             
    • Abdul Qadir Junejo (Diwarian)

    •           

              

     


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Major Institutions
        

        

        

              
  • Sindhi Adabi Board

  •           
  • Institute of Sindhology

  •           
  • Shah Abdul Latif Cultural Center

  •           
  • Sindhi Adabi Sangat

  •           
  • Sindh Graduate Association

  •           
  • Sindh University

  •           
  • Authority for prevention & Restoration of Mohen-Jo-Daro
              

  •           
  • Mahran and Shah Latif Universities

  •           
  • Liaquat Medical College Jamshoro

  •           
  • Agriculture University Tando-Jam

  •           
  • Chandka Medical College

  •           
  • Sindh Medical College

  •           
  • Peoples Medical College

  •         

        

 


        
Institutions Builders
        

        

        

              
  • Sindh Madersah (Hasanally Effendi)

  •           
  • Sindh Unversity (I.I. Kazi)

  •           
  • L.M.C. Jamshoro (Col. Najeeb Khan)

  •           
  • Chandka, Peoples, Sindh Medical Collges, Sindhiology Institute,
              Mehran Engineering Campus Nawab Shah (Zulfikar Ali Bhutto)

  •           
  • Larkana Madersah (Shahnawaz Bhutto)

  •           
  • Tando Bago School (Mir Ghulam Ali)

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