Mangharam Udharam Malkani: The Legendary Scholar & Writer of Sindh

Mangharam Udharam Malkani (1896–1980) was a popular Sindhi scholar, critic, writer, playwright, literary historian and professor. He was believed to be the legend of modern Sindhi dramas. He was recognized as the “Grand old man of Sindhi literature”.

Early life & education

He was born on the day of 24 December 1896 at the city of Hyderabad in the landlord family of Shri Udhavdas Malkani. Prof Malkani led a delegation of Sindhi writers for Asian Writers’ Conference held in the year of 1956 in the city of New Delhi.

Career of Mangharam Udharam Malkani

He joined D. J. Sindh College Karachi as the Lecturer of English. He was the active president of Sindhi Sahit Mandal (Sindhi literary Society). After the partition of Indian subcontinent, he shifted to India where he joined Jai Hind College Mumbai.

He wrote more than twenty-two books.

He wrote Sindhi Nasar Ji Tarikh (History of Sindhi Prose) for which he acquired a Sahitya Akademi Award in the year of 1969.

He discovered Sindhi Adabi Sangat.


He passed away on the day of 1 December 1980.




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