Saturday, July 11, 2009

Hameed Shahid

Mohammad Hameed Shahid is a prominent Urdu fiction writer and literary critic of Pakistan. He was born on March 23, 1957 in Pindi Gheb, in Punjab province, Pakistan. After his initial education from his native town, he proceeded to University of Agriculture, Faixxxxbad, where he gained an honors degree in Horticulture, Agriculture. Then he joined University of Punjab, Lahore for Law education but left it in the beginning and returned to his native town as his father was seriously ill, who later died. After the death of his father, he decided to join the ZTBL. He did a banking diploma and joined number of courses on banking also.

His first writing was published in 1973 when he was student of Metric. He completed his first book پیکر جمیل and handed over it to a publisher in 1980 when he was university student. As a student, he was editor-in-chief of University literary Magazine Kisht-e-Nau[1], which is when began writing fiction. Soon afterwards, his characxxxxstic style matured and emerged as his identity. His first collection of short stories was 'Band Ankhoon se Paray' (بند آنکھوں سے پرے). This was published in 1994 and followed by 'Jannum Jahunam' (جنم جہنم) in 1998 and 'Margzar' (مرگ زار) in 2004. These lead to consolidating his reputation as one of the important contemporary writers of Urdu short story. His novel 'Mitti Adam Khati Hae' (مٹی آدم کھاتی ہے) was published in 2007. In addition he is author of books on literary criticism, for example, 'Adbi Tanaziat' (ادبی تنازعات), 'Ashfaq Ahmad: Shakheiat o funn ' (اشفاق احمد : شخصیت و فن) , 'Urdu Afsana: Soorat-o-Mana' (اردو افسانھ : صورت و معنی) & Nasmein titled 'Lamhoon Ka Lams' (لمحوں کا لمس). He is also, translator of international literary writing in to Urdu. M. Hameed Shahid has written plays for television and column for print media. His several stories have been translated in many other languages of the world.

His Work:

===Short Stories Books===

*Band Aankhon se pery (Short Stories) 1994
*Janam Jahanam (Short Stories) 1998
*MargZaar (Short Stories) 2004

===Urdu Novel===

*Mitti Aadam Khati Hai (Novel) 2007

===Literary criticism===

*Ashfaq Ahmed: Shakhsitay o Fuun 1998
*Aadbi Tanaziat 2000
*Urdu Afsana: Surat o Mana 2006
*Fateh M. Malik: Shakhsitay o Fuun 2008

===Other books===

*Paiker-re-Jamil (Serat un Nabi PBUH) 1983
*Lamhon Ka Lams (Nasmain) 1995
*Alif Se Atkhailiyan (Tanziay) 1995


*Pakistani Aadab (Intekhab 2002) 2003
*SAARAC Mumalik: Muntakhib Takhliki Aadab 2004
*8th Oct: Tehreer k Aainay Mai 2006


*Syeda Zaheer Un Nisa Taalimi (Wakf) Award, 1995
*NCC Golden Jublee Award bara�ay Aadab, 1997
*Markaz Award Bara�ay Aadbi Coloum Nigari, 1998
*Mian Muhammad Bakhsh Aadbi Award, 2006
*Azmat-e-Fan Award, bara�ay Adab, 2007

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