Friday, November 29, 2013

Rasool Bux Palijo 
Chairman Qomi Awami Tahreek

Rasool Bux Palijo

Rasul Bux Palijo (born September 21, 1930) is a notable Sindhi nationalist leader, scholar and writer. He is father of Ayaz Latif Palijo leading Human Rights lawyer and leader. He is founder and chairman of Awami Tehreek (People's Movement), a progressive leftist party.

Early life

Palijo (sindhi رسول بخش پليجو) was born at the village Mungar Khan Palijo, Jungshahi, Thatta District, Sindh on September 21, 1930, to Ali Mohammad Palijo and Laadee Bai. He got his early education at his village and secondary education at Sindh Madarstul Islam in Karachi. He did his law graduation from Sindh Law College Karachi. At the age of 15, he was fluent in Sindhi, Urdu, and English languages, and later became conversant in Hindi,ArabicBalochiBengaliSiraikiPunjabi and Persian

Political work

A prolific writer and scholar, Palijo served as a Supreme Court lawyer.[citation needed] He is a former political prisoner, having been jailed under political charges for more than 11 years especially during the Movement for Restoration of Democracy (MRD) in Pakistan. Most of his prisoner life, he was kept on Kot Lakhpat Jail, Punjab during 1980s.[citation needed] He was declared as "Prisoner of Conscience" by Amnesty International in 1981.[citation needed]

Books and international lectures[edit]

He has written more than twenty books on politics, pure literature (short stories), literary criticism, history and political thought. He is a widely traveled scholar and had visited several times almost all regions across the world. As a visiting faculty, he has been delivering lectures at Jawahar Lal Nehru New Delhi (JNU), Delhi University,University of ChicagoUniversity of CambridgeUniversity of SussexUniversity of EssexKinston UniversityUniversity of MilwaukeeInstitute of Oriental Studies- Moscow, the University of Houston, and number of other global academic institutions throughout the world.
Some of his famous books,

  • Andha Oondha Wej- Rasool Bux Palijo
  • Awhan Jey Pujaran(your worshiper)- Rasool Bux Palijo
  • Kot Lakhpat Jo Qaidi(Prisnor of Kot Lakhpat)- Rasool Bux Palijo
  • Jin Jhoona Garah Jalayo- Rasool Bux Palijo
  • Sandi Zat Hanjan- Rasool Bux Palijo
  • Maositong -Rasool Bux Palijo
  • Pase garhagul (stories) -Rasool Bux Palijo
  • siyasi Adab vol:01 -Rasool Bux Palijo
  • siyasi Adab vol:02 -Rasool Bux Palijo
  • siyasi Adab vol:03 -Rasool Bux Palijo
  • sindh Panjab water dispute -Rasool Bux Palijo

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