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Biography : Jetho Lalwani

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Dr. Jetho Lalwani, presently living at Ahmedabad Gujarat is among the rare class of multilingual Sindhi writers, as beside being the author of as many as 30 Sindhi books on different topics, Dr. Jetho Lalwani is also writer of 6 books in Gujarati Language and 6 Books in Hindi Language. During this span of 35 years [First Book Mazi Ja Dhundhla Aks was published in 1976] Dr. Jetho Lalwani has also translated 17 books.

Born on 8th March 1945 [at Kandiyaro in the Nawab Shah of Sindh Provision] as the son of Jamnadevi and Madhavdas Dr. Jetho Lalwani went on to become a very popular, respected and well known person in the world of Sindhi Literature, Sindhi authors and Sindhi poets. "Sindhi Sangeet & Bhagat" a book written in Gujarati language has not just become topic of discussion in the Gujarati literary world but also express the deep study of Sindhi Folk Music and Sindhi Folk Dance by Dr. Jetho Lalwani.

Dr. Jetho Lalwani is among the the personalities whose literary work is not just reflecting his efforts to revive sindhi folk art and rich heritage of Sindhi literature but also made him popular among the sindhi scholars of modern times like Dr. Murlidhar Jetley, Late Shri Hari Dilgir, Late Shri Gobind Mali, Popati Hiranandani, Kirat Babani, Dr. Kamla Goklani, Shri Nand Hindhuja and many others.

Appointment as the librarian at M D higher secondary school brought a revolutionary change in his life as during this job Dr. Jetho Lalwani went to feed his thrust of knowing and doing something remarkable for sindhi literature got nourishing and encouraging environment . He went to complete his thesis "Bania Ja Lok Geet" for the Doctorate [Ph.D] from the Mumbai University. He also worked as casual Sindhi news reader for All India Radio.

Along with the literary posts like being the Director of National Council for promotion of Sindhi language [NCPSL], Secretary of Sindhi Academy Delhi, Vice chairman of Gujarat Sindhi Sahit Academy and many others Dr. Jetho Lalwani is also active with the social organisation like the Lions as he was President of Lions Club of Ahmedabad.

Dr. Jetho Lalwani is also famous as the stage artist, Play writer and Director, journalist, Calmist and Editor. He has been chief editor of magazine titled "Stage" associated with the plays and theater. He is also on the board (as member ) of Board of Sindhi Studies Mumbai University and Gujarat University.

During this long illustrated literary career Dr. Jetho Lalwani went to beg many awards and felicitations by many organisation, including Gaurav Puraskar by Sindhi Sahitya Academy, Govt. of Gujarat [2004] and by Gujarati Sangeet Natak Kala Academy [2006].

Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli and Sahit Prachar Sabha Ulhasnagar has arranged a special seminar on 25th December 2010, dedicated to literary works, achievements awards and life of Dr. Jetho Lalwani.

Dr. Jetho Lalwani : Publications

Chronology of Books Published Dr. Jetho Lalwani

1976 - 1.Mazai Ja Dhundhla Aks [Short Stories] 2. Veechar [Essays]
1977 - 3.Film Star
1980 - 4. Tuhanja Gam Munhinja Ahen [One Act Plays]
1981 - 5. Natak Ain Rangmanch Kala [ Art Essays]
1982 - 6. Post Mortem [Short Story] 7. Adabi Surhan [Essays] 8. Maau [Health] 9. Kutabi Sahit [Health]
1983 - 10. Natak Kala Jo Vikas [History of Sindhi Stage Drama]
1984 - 11. Sindhi Natya Darshan [History of Sindhi Plays] 12. Obhariyun Lahvariyun [Radio Plays] 13. Sharirik Taleem - Badani Sikhiya [P.T.]
1992 - 14. Bania Jo Sindhi Lok Adab [Folk Lore]
1995 - 15. Sindhi Lok Natak [Folk Lore] 16. Sindhi Piroleun [Folk Lore]
1996 - 17. Hadiso [Radio Play]
1998 - 18. Sindhi Folk Lore [Folk Research] 19. Adabi Veechar [Research Papers]
2001 - 20. Asan Jo Varso [Folk Literature]
2002 - 21.Bania Ja Sindhi Lok Geet [Thesis]
2003 - 22. Bhayankar Panjo [Radio Serial on Aids]
2004 - 23. Sindhi Lok Rang [Folk Literature]
2006 - 24. Radi [Short Stories]
2007 - 25. Azadia Jo Parwano Shaheed Hemu Kalani [Biography]
2008 - 26. Fudo Fudo Kaudo Such [Translation] 27. Kitabi Kido [Children Stories]
2009 - 28. Akhreen Sindhi [One Act Play] 29. Muhag [Preface]
2010 - 30. Adabi Guncho [Research Papers]

Last Updated 07 November 2015