Role Fiction writer
|Name Asghar Wajahat|
|Born July 5, 1946Fatehpur Fatehpur district, Uttar Pradesh, India. (1946-07-05) |
Nationality Indian, Republic of India.
Notable works Saat AasmaanJis Lahore Nai Dekhya, O Jamyai Nai
Books Saat Aasmaan, Lies: Half Told, Barakha racai: upanyasa trayi ka dusara bhaga, Demokresiya, Pahara dopahara
Awards Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Theatre - Playwriting
Education Aligarh Muslim University
Satire : Pagalkhana Prasang Part1 : Asgar Wajahat in Urdu Studio with Manish Gupta
Swimming Pool l स्विमिंग पूल l سوئمنگ پول l Asghar Wajahat
Syed Asghar Wajahat, popularly known as Asghar Wajahat (Hindi: असग़र वजाहत) (born 5 July 1946), is a Hindi scholar, fiction writer, novelist, playwright, an independent documentary filmmaker and a television scriptwriter, who is most known for his work, 'Saat Aasmaan' and his acclaimed play, 'Jis Lahore Nai Dekhya, O Jamyai Nai', based on the story of an old Punjabi Hindu woman who gets left behind in Lahore, after the Partition of India, and then refuses to leave.
- Satire Pagalkhana Prasang Part1 Asgar Wajahat in Urdu Studio with Manish Gupta
- Swimming Pool l l l Asghar Wajahat
He has published five collections of short stories, six collections of plays and street plays, and four novels.
Syed Asghar Wajahat was born on 5 July 1946 in the city of Fatehpur, in Fatehpur district, Uttar Pradesh. He completed his MA (Hindi) in 1968, and his PhD in 1974, also from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), later he did his Post Doctoral Research from Jawaharlal Nehru University (1981–83). And by 1960, while still studying at the Aligarh Muslim University, he had already started writing.
He joined Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in 1971 as a Lecturer of Hindi, and later became a Professor and also the Head of the Department of Hindi in the university.
A brief Note on Asghar Wajahat
Asghar Wajahat, Professor of Hindi at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi is a reputed Hindi writer also. He has published 20 books including five novels, six full-length plays, five collections of short stories, a travelogue, a collection of street plays and a book on literary criticism.
He has also written film scripts and conducted workshops on screen writing. He has been placed among the top ten Hindi writers according to a survey conducted by Outlook (Hindi) magazine in 2007.
His work has been translated to many Indian and foreign languages
A collection of his short stories in English entitled Lies: Half told (ISBN 81-87075-92-9) has also been published. An Italian translation of his stories was published by Centro de Studio de documentation, Universitá degli Studio de Venezia, in 1987.
Apart from his fiction, he regularly writes for various newspapers and magazines. He was guest Editor of BBCHindi.com for three months in 2007. He has also been associated with reputed Hindi literary magazines like Hans and Vartaman Sahitya as guest editor for their special issues on ‘Indian Muslims: Present and Future’ and ‘Pravasi Sahity’.
Dr. Wajahat has also been involved in Hindi cinema as a scriptwriter since 1975. He is now working on a film script for filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi. He himself has made few documentary films including a 20-minute on the development of Urdu Ghazal.
He has been honoured by several literary organisations for his contribution to Hindi literature. Katha (UK), a London-based organisation gave him the ‘Best novel of the year award’ in 2005 for his novel Kaisi Aagi Lalaee.
Presently, he is Professor of Hindi, Jamia Millia Islamia. He was also the officiating Director, A.J. Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre at Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi.
His most noted Partition play, 'Jin Lahore Nai Dekhya', was first performed under the direction of Habib Tanvir in 1989, who subsequently took the play to Karachi, Lahore, Sydney, New York and Dubai. The play has also been performed in several regional languages, a version of it has also been directed by theatre director Dinesh Thakur, and now veteran Bollywood director Rajkumar Santoshi plans to make a film on it