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Dr. Prem Prakash – a versatile artist, writer, poet, dramatist

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Dr. Prem Prakash – a versatile artist, writer, poet, dramatist

Author of five books, Dr. Prem Prakash has directed 35 One Act Plays from 1976 to 2000

Born on August 2, 1946, in Hyderabad Sindh and grown up in India after the partition that took place just after one year of his birth, Dr. Prem Prakash is a versatile artist, writer, poet, dramatist, critic and organizer. He is settled in Krishnanagar, Ahmedabad and working with Life Insurance Corporation of India.

Although he has no reminiscences of Sindh, but he loves Sindh, Sindhi language and culture and had been striving for promotion of Sindhi language and culture all his life. For that reason he did Ph.D. in Sindhi after B.Sc.

His forte is the field of drama. He has written many short and full length plays and directed them. Still a greater number of plays he has brought on the Sindhi stage.

Quite a few books of drama and short stories are to his credit. But his monumental research work is his treatise on the history of Sindhi drama, covering over a century, for which he received a doctorate from University of Bombay.

Dr. Prakash has received some awards for his literary achievements from different organizations – Central Hindi Directorate, Gujarat Sindhi Sahitya Academy, Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli Ain Sahit Sabha.  And recently he has won the coveted annual award from the Central Sahitya Academy.

Significant Literary Achievements/ Contributions:

As Writer:

  1. ‘Picnic’ Drama, 1974
  2. ‘Morcha Bandi’ (Procession), Drama, 1975.
  3. ‘Villain’ Stories, 1977.
  4. ‘Veeha’ (Twenty), Stories, 1994.
  5. ‘Bhagat’ (Blending of traditional Dance, Song & Story telling), Poems, 1998.

As Dramatist:

Dr. Prem Prakash has directed the following Sindhi Plays:

  1. ‘Juloos’, (Procession) 1982
  2. ‘Vari-a-Sando Kot’ (Castle of Sand), 1980

III. ‘Ashyano’ (Nest), 1990.

  1. ‘Farishtan Ji Duniya’ (The World of Angels)

In addition, Dr. Prem Prakash has directed 35 One Act Plays from 1976 to 2000.  Some noteworthy are: ‘Undah Ji Golha’ (Search for darkness), ‘Machis Kithe Aa’ (Where is Match Box), ‘Zilzlo’ (Earthquake), ‘Sakht Chahre Varo Manhoon’ (The Man with the hard face), ‘Jadahin Zindha’ (When alive), ‘Hun Jo Dupp’ (His fear).

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Courtesy: Sindhi Sangat and All Sindhis Hope Association