Imdad Ali Imam Ali Kazi: The Popular Philosopher & Educationist of Sindh

Imdad Ali Imam Ali Kazi (b. 1886 – d.1968), also famously termed as Imdad Ali Kazi, the son of Kazi Imam Ali Ansari, was a scholar, philosopher, jurist, and educationist. He is believed to be a founding father of the University of Sindh at its present location at Jamshoro. He published works of Sindhi art, literature, mysticism, education and history. Along with his wife Elsa, he wrote a book on comparative religion, The Adventures of the Brown Girl in her Search for God, which was issued by Arthur H Stockwell Ltd., England, in the year of 1933. They also worked on a translation of the verses of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai

Education and early life

Kazi was the second son of the second wife of Kazi Imam Ali Ansari, the District Magistrate of Hyderabad, and was born on the day of 18 April 1886, at Hyderabad city.

Career of Imdad Ali Imam Ali Kazi

The British offered the young barrister the post of Civil Judge of Tando Mohammad Khan.


Numerous books and articles and have been written on Kazi and tributes are paid to him annually on the anniversary of his death

Allama I.I. Kazi Central Library at the institute of University of Sindh was named in honour of Kazi.



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