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Dr. Baldev Matlani

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Biography: Dr. Baldev Matlani

baldev_matlaniDr. Baldev Matlani born on 01October 1951 is one of the famous Sindhi writer, teacher of the recent time. He holds credit of being first Sindhi teacher who had both M.A. and Ph.D. in Sindhi. After completing M.A. in Sindhi in 1973 he completed M.A. in Economics in 1975 and Diploma in Higher education in 1979. At this time he was working as Lecturer in Sindhi at R K Talreja College [Jr. College Section] Ulhasnagar. He was offered a promotion by the Jai Hind College Mumbai for teaching at Degree classes; he worked there from 1981 to 1988 and even being in service went on to complete his M.Phil in Sindhi in 1985.

He started working at Department of Sindhi, University of Mumbai, after completing his Ph.D in Sindhi, first as the Lecturer, than Reader and afterwards as the Professor. He was Head of Department of Sindhi at Mumbai University, from 13th April, 1994 to 6th July, 2001.

Baldev Matlani is considered as the Multi talented teacher who had expertise in Sindhi Medieval Literature and Criticism. He not just known as the writer but is also associated with All India Radio as the presenter of Sindhi program on the casual bases where as he is an approved Drama Artist since 1984 and has participated in many TV and radio plays.

Baldev Matlani has also worked as the Executive Chairman, Maharashtra State Sindhi Sahitya Academy [2000-2005]. Some of other posts held by him are Chairman, Sindhi Section, Balbharati, Maharashtra Bureau of Text Books & Curriculum, - Chairman, Board of Studies in Sindhi, Mumbai University. He has fame of presenting timely well studied paper at various occasions some of such are:

Growth of Sindhi language at “Indian Conference on Indian Literature” New Yark [2003]
Growth of Sindhi language at “Sindhi Association of South California” Los Angeles” [2003
Revival of Secular Traditions of “Sindhi Culture at annual convention of World Sindhi Congress” London [2004]
Preservation & promotion of Sindhi Language in India is yet another paper presented by him at Toronto, Canada [2006]

Besides writing in Sindhi, English, Urdu, Hindi and Marathi language Baldev Matlani also worked as Editorial Consultant & Photo Editor for Mumbai based English Magazine “Sindhi Shaan” published quarterly. 

Awards & Publications

Besides the own creations Baldev Matlani is also known for translating many books into Sindhi language from Urdu and other languages. Sahitya Academy has felicitated him with Sahitya Academy Awards [Translation] in the year 1999. Some of his literary publications are:

SACHAL JOON VADYUN [1991 reprint 1994]
SINDHI MEDIEVAL LITERATURE [1998] (English)
FUN-E-TAHQIQ AIN UN JA USOOL [1998] (Translation)
SHAH AIN SACHAL JO TAQABULI ABHYAS [2003]
AGU NA DITHO KADAHEEN [2004]