Ahmad Salim,Paash and Pablo Neruda

Ahmad Salim

Ahmad Salim

 Born at Miana Gondal, a remote village of then District Gujrat (now Mandi Bahauddin) on January 26, 1945. Did his masters in Philosophy, taught at Shah Hussain College, Sindh and Karachi Universities. Have been a free lance journalist during the era of General Zia-ul-Haq. Worked at Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad, as publication editor and research associate during 1996 – June 2007. Currently working at SDPI as research consultant. Has edited and authored around 100 books, including research reports on education, labor, gender, partition of 1947, tragedy of 1971 and religious minorities in Pakistan and South Asia.

His poetry includes:
Nur Munare (1996),

Tan Tanbur (1974),

Kunjan Moyian (1989),

Gharhi Di Tick Tick (1993),

Merian Nazman Morh De (2005)-This book is dedicated to Pablo Neruda and Paash

Ikk Udhri Kitab De Betartibe Varqe (2006),

His novellets include:

Nal Mere Koi Challe (1976),

Titlian Te Tank (1996)

His non– fiction includes:
Punjab (1969),

Bhagat Singh: Jivan Te Aadarsh (1976),

Jhok Ranjhan Di (1989),

Tattay Lahu Da Chananh (1995),

Qabar Jihnan Di Jive (1998)-This book can be read in Punjabi (Shahmukhi) at


Rahi: Batan, Mulaqatan (2005)

His translations include:
Rat Di Rat (translation of Faiz’s poems, 1975),

Jo Bejal Ne Aakhia (translation of Sindhi poems by Sheikh Ayaz, 1976)

His compilations include:
Faisle Di Gharhi (poems on Vietnam, 1969),

Lok Varan (1971),

Edited Punjabi Journal “Kunj” (1974-6),

Dharti, (2003 – 2006)

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