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Jameel Jalibi

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Muhammad Jameel Khan (Urdu: ‫ )محمد جمیل خان‬was a noted linguist, critic, writer,
and scholar of Urdu literature and linguistics from Pakistan. He also was Vice-Chancellor at
the University of Karachi.[1]

Life and career


Jameel Jalibi was born on 12 June 1927 in a Yusufzai family of Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.[1] His early
schooling was in Aligarh. He matriculated in Saharanpur and did his Bachelor of Arts from Meerut
College. One day before the partition of India, on 13 August 1947, Jalibi migrated
to Karachi, Pakistan, where he continued his education and literary activities. He received a Master
of Arts degree, Bachelor of Laws degree and a Ph.D from Sindh University. He then worked for
the Income Tax Department of Pakistan until his retirement
In 1983, he became Vice-chancellor of Karachi University, where he served until 1987. Then he
joined the Muqtadara Quami Zaban(National Language Authority) as its Chairman.[1] He used to
associate with Karrar Hussain, Sabzwari, Jalib Dehlvi and Ghayur Ahmed Ramzi. From 1950-54, he
served as co-editor of an Urdu monthly by the name of Saqi and wrote a monthly column Baatein.
He also started a quarterly magazine by the name of Naya Daur.
He died on 18 April 2019 at the age of 91.

Publications[edit]
 Pakistani Culture[1]
 Tanqeed aur Tajarba (Criticism and Experience)[1]
 Nai Tanqeed (New Criticism)
 Adab, Culture aur Masa'el (Literature, Culture and Problems)
 Muhammad Taqi Meer
 Maasir-e-Adab (Contemporaries Of Literature)
 Quami Zaban (National Language)
 Yak-Jehti Nafaz aur Masa'el (Solidarity Of Self and Problems)[1]
 Masnavi Kadam Rao aur Pidam Rao
 Diwan-e-Hasan Shauqi (Collection of Hasan Sahuqi's Poetry)
 Farhang-e-Istalahaat (Dictionary of Terms)
 Qadeem Urdu Lughat (Ancient Urdu Dictionary)
 Tareekh-e-Adab-e-Urdu (History of Urdu Literature)
 Diwan-e-Nusrati (Collection of Nusrati's Poetry)
 Elliot ke Mazameen (Essays of Elliot)
 Pakistan: The Identity Of Culture
 Janwarsitan (Animalised)
 Arastoo Se Elliot Tak (From Aristotle to Elliot)
 Adbi Tehqique ( please update Publisher)
 Qaumi English-Urdu Dictionary (Jameel Jalibi: May 5th 1995)
 Tareekh-e-Urdu Adab Vol 1-4 (History of Urdu Language and Literature) (1984)[1][4]
Awards and recognition[edit]
 Hilal-e-Imtiaz (Crescent of Distinction) Award in 1994 by the President of Pakistan[2]
 Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Star of Distinction) Award by the President of Pakistan[1]
 Baba-i-Urdu Maulvi Abdul Haq Award (National Literary Award) given by Pakistan Academy of
Letters in 2006.[5]
In 2016, a memorandum of understanding was signed at the University of Karachi for the
establishment of a library to be named after former Vice Chancellor Jamil Jalibi

KARACHI: Renowned scholar Professor Dr Jamil Jalibi passed away after a


protracted illness here on Thursday morning. He was 89. He was born in Aligarh on
June 12, 1929, and came to Pakistan after Partition in 1947. Prof Jalibi’s literary
works covered several fields, but Tareekh-e-Adab-e-Urdu, history of Urdu literature,
in four volumes, is considered to be his greatest contribution to the Urdu literature.

Academicians expressed their deep grief over the demise of the respected writer and
scholar. The Vice Chancellor University of Karachi, Prof Dr Muhammad Ajmal
Khan, termed Dr Jamil Jalibi’s death a national loss, and said the nation has lost a man
of wisdom and knowledge.

Jalibi had served as vice chancellor of the University of Karachi during 1983 to 1987.
In his condolence message, Prof Khan paid tributes to the great scholar and said Prof
Jalibi was a great scholar of Urdu literature, researcher, writer, critic and educationist.
Jalibi, Dr Khan said, made great endeavours to strengthen the knowledge of Urdu
literature, while the compilation of a Qaumi English-Urdu Dictionary was one of his
historic milestones, he said, adding his book on Pakistani culture also received a wide
recognition in the literary circles.

April 19, 2019


Dr Jamil Jalibi dies
KARACHI: Renowned scholar Professor Dr Jamil Jalibi passed away after a
protracted illness here on Thursday morning. He was 89. He was born in Aligarh on
June 12, 1929, and came to Pakistan after Partition in 1947. Prof Jalibi’s literary
works covered several fields, but Tareekh-e-Adab-e-Urdu, history of Urdu literature,
in four volumes, is considered to be his greatest contribution to the Urdu literature.

Academicians expressed their deep grief over the demise of the respected writer and
scholar. The Vice Chancellor University of Karachi, Prof Dr Muhammad Ajmal
Khan, termed Dr Jamil Jalibi’s death a national loss, and said the nation has lost a man
of wisdom and knowledge.

Jalibi had served as vice chancellor of the University of Karachi during 1983 to 1987.
In his condolence message, Prof Khan paid tributes to the great scholar and said Prof
Jalibi was a great scholar of Urdu literature, researcher, writer, critic and educationist.
Jalibi, Dr Khan said, made great endeavours to strengthen the knowledge of Urdu
literature, while the compilation of a Qaumi English-Urdu Dictionary was one of his
historic milestones, he said, adding his book on Pakistani culture also received a wide
recognition in the literary circles.

Prof Jalibi’s four volumes of Tareekh-e-Adab-e-Urdu (the history of Urdu literature)


is considered one of the greatest works in Urdu literature, which made him a
legendary scholar in the history of the literature, he said. By writing the landmark
book “Arastoo Se Elliot Tak (From Aristotle to Elliot), comprising the best English
critical essays, Prof Jalibi outshone other scholars in the field of translations too.
Paying homage, Prof Khan said the late scholar had donated his distinctive personal
library to the University of Karachi, which is a matter of pride for the largest
university of Pakistan. The university is setting up a separate section to accommodate
the personal library of the former vice chancellor, he said.
Prof Jalibi's death had caused a great loss to Urdu literature, critics, linguistics and
literary research, Dr Khan said and observed that this national loss could never be
filled at all. Prof Khan condoled with the bereaved family and prayed to Allah for
giving strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss, and to keep the
deceased in eternal peace.

Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology Vice Chancellor Prof Dr
Syed Altaf Hussain said Prof Jalibi was one of the greatest scholars who tirelessly
served the Urdu language. His death was a great loss for the country as well as for the
academia but his name would be always alive in history, he said. Prof Hussain also
condoled with the bereaved family.

Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law founding vice chancellor Justice (retd)
Qazi Khalid Ali, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Vice Chancellor
Prof Dr Sarosh Hashmat Lodi, Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University, Lyari, Vice
Chancellor Prof Dr Akhtar Baloch, Sindh Professors and Lecturers Association,
central president Professor Ferozuddin Siddiqui and others also expressed sorrow over
Prof Jalibi’s death and condoled with his family members

TITLE
PUBLISHER
YEAR

Arastu Se Eliot Tak


Educational Publishing House, Delhi
1977

Eilat ke Mazameen
Mohammad Mujtaba Khan
1978

Meera Ji Ek Mutala
Educational Publishing House, Delhi
1991

Mohammad Taqi Meer


Educational Publishing House, Delhi
1983

Mohammad Taqi Meer


Anjuman Taraqqi Urdu, Pakistan
1981

Mohammad Taqi Mir


Educational Publishing House, Delhi
1990

Muasir-e-Adab
Educational Publishing House, Delhi
1996

Nai Tanqeed
Mohammad Mujtaba Khan
1988

Pakistani Culture
Mustaq Book Depot,Karachi
1964

Qadeem Urdu Ki Lughat


Ashfaq Ahmad
1973

Qalandar Bakhsh Jurat


Maktaba Jamia Limited, New Delhi
1990

Tanqeed Aur Tajarba


Educational Publishing House, Delhi
1989

Tanqeed Aur Tajarba


Mushtaq Book Depot,Karachi
1967

Tareekh Adab-e-UrduVOLUME-002
Educational Publishing House, Delhi

Tareekh-e Adab-e-UrduVOLUME-002
Education Publishing New Delhi
2000

Tareekh-e-Adab-e-UrduVOLUME-001
Educational Publishing House, Delhi
1977

Tareekh-e-Adab-e-UrduVOLUME-001, PART-002
Mohammad Mujtaba Khan
1984

Tareekh-e-Adab-e-UrduVOLUME-001
Mohammad Mujtaba Khan
1977

Tareekh-e-Adab-e-UrduVOLUME-002
Educational Publishing House, Delhi
1993

WRITING literary history is not easy. Writing literary history with all its social
and historical background is even more difficult. And writing literary history
with all its prerequisites and that too in a prose that is highly literary yet
flowing and gripping is almost impossible. Dr Jameel Jalibi is one of those few
persons who have achieved this great literary feat.

Dr Jameel Jalibi’s literary works spread over numerous fields and span about
70 years, but his Tareekh-i-adab-i-Urdu, or the history of Urdu literature, in
four volumes, is the kind of work that has eclipsed almost all other literary
histories of Urdu and has made Jalibi a legendary figure in the history of Urdu
literature. It has also overshadowed Jalibi’s other works as well, though his
other literary achievements are too great to be overshadowed by any work, let
alone his own.

Born Mohammad Jameel Khan into a Yousufzai family on June 12, 1929, in
Aligarh, UP, India, Jameel Jalibi has just turned 89. In fact, according to some
sources, he is 90. Some writers have mentioned his year of birth as 1928.
Some have mentioned July 1, 1929, as his date of birth and Saharanpur, UP, as
his place of birth. Some have mentioned July 30 as his birthday. But Prof
Abdul Aziz Sahir in his book Jameel Jalibi: shakhsiyet aur fun (Pakistan
Academy of Letters, 2007) has clarified that Dr Jalibi was born in Aligarh on
June 12, 1929, though in official records July 1, 1929, is noted as his date of
birth.
So the publication of a new book on the life and works of Jameel Jalibi
coincides with his 89th birthday. The book, aptly subtitled Bari mushkil se
hota hai chaman mein deeda var paida, is a tribute befitting and well-
deserved. Edited by Dr Mohammad Khaavar Jameel and published by Niaz
Mandaan-i-Karachi, the 759-page tome is a collection of articles written by
some of the most prominent and celebrated writers, intellectuals, researchers
and critics of the Indo-Pak subcontinent.

A researcher, critic, lexicographer, translator, children’s writer, historian,


cultural critic and editor, Dr Jameel Jalibi truly deserves this glowing tribute
as he has given this nation some of the most remarkable books and has done
remarkable work as writer, researcher, critic and administrator. Dr Jalibi has
held high posts at various literary and educational organisations, too.

Jalibi received his early education at Aligarh and passed his matriculation
exam from Saharanpur in 1943. He did his BA from Meerut College, Meerut,
in 1945, where Prof Karrar Hussain and Dr Shaukat Sabzwari were his
teachers. In 1947, Jalibi migrated to Pakistan and did his MA (English) from
Sindh University in 1949. In 1950 he did his LLB, in 1971 PhD (under the
supervision of Dr Ghulam Mustafa Khan), and in 1973 DLitt.

In 1949, Jalibi worked as assistant editor for about six months for Payam-i-
mashriq, an Urdu weekly published from Karachi. Between 1950 and 1953 he
served as headmaster at Karachi’s Bahadur Yar Jang School. In 1953, he
passed Central Superior Service (CSS) exams and became an official at the
income tax department. Keeping in view his literary and research work, Dr
Jalibi was made Karachi University’s vice chancellor on September 1, 1983, a
post that he held till August 31, 1987. From November 1987 to November
1994, he headed National Language Authority. During 1991 and 1998, he was
also serving as the president of Urdu Dictionary Board.

While busy with his official duties, Dr Jalibi kept on doing his research work
and writing articles and books. His four-volume history of Urdu literature,
though still incomplete as the last volume covers Urdu’s literary works and
writers of the late 19th and early 20th century, has made him a legend. His
research on the earliest literary pieces of Urdu, especially the ones written in
Deccan in the 15th and 16th century, has pushed back the history of Urdu
literature by one-and-a-half century. His discovery of Urdu’s first literary
work, Masnavi Kudam Rao Padam Rao and some other classical works, such
as Divan-i-Hasan Shauqi and Divan-i-Nusrati, have earned him the reputation
as one of the most celebrated research scholars of Urdu.
His other books include Janveristan (an Urdu translation of George Orwell’s
novel Animal Farm), Eliot ke mazameen (an Urdu translation of essays by T.S.
Eliot), Pakistani Culture, Qadeem Urdu ki lughat, Arastu se Eliot tak, The
Changing World of Islam, Tanqeed aur tajraba, Qaumi angrezi Urdu lughat,
Adabi tehqeeq and many others. He also edited Naya daur, a prestigious Urdu
literary journal. For his services he has been awarded Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Hilal-i-
Imtiaz, Dawood Literary Award (four times), Baba-i-Urdu Award and
Mohammad Tufail Award.

We are a nation that loves the dead and pays rich tribute to just about anyone
who happens to pass away — and then forgets them. Some few lucky ones are
remembered once a year, but they too are forgotten soon. So it is quite a
celebration in itself when the achievements of a deserving writer and scholar
are celebrated in his or her lifetime and they are paid the tributes they deserve.

Dr. Muhammad Khawer Jameel has written a book on Jameel Jalbi “Bari
mushkil se hota he chaman me deedawer Paeda” and “jameel Jalbi ya urdu
adab ki Tareekh”along with co writer Mustafa kamal pasha

Jamil Jalbi Research Library


August 13, 2016

Karachi: Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of Dr. Jamil Jalbi Research Library will be held on Sunday 14th August
2016 at Karachi University.

Former Vice Chancellor KU Prof. Dr. Jamil Jalbi will lay the foundation-stone of the library. VC KU Prof. Dr.
Mohammad Qaiser, Chairman Karachi Export Processing Zone Dr. Khawar Jamil and Registrar KU Prof. Dr.
Moazzam Ali Khan will address at the occasion.

The library will consist of 100,000 books and historical academic manuscripts, in addition to it, the library would have
a modern and state of the art infrastructure and a resource center as well meeting all the needs of modern day
research.