language (Sindhi: ???? ) is ancient and rich in literature.
Its writers have contributed extensively in various
forms of literature both in poetry and prose. Sindhi
literature is very rich and oldest literature in the
world's oldest literatures.
earliest reference to Sindhi literature is contained
in the writings of Arab historians. It is established
that Sindhi was the first and the earliest language
of East in which the Quran was translated in the
eighth or ninth century A.D. There is evidence of
Sindhi poets reciting their verses before the Muslim
Caliphs in Baghdad. It is also recorded that treatises
were written in Sindhi on astronomy, medicine and
history during the eighth and ninth centuries. Shortly
afterwards, Pir Nooruddin, an Ismaili Missionary,
wrote Sufis tic poetry in Sindhi language. His verses,
known as "ginans", can be taken as the
specimen of early Sindhi poetry. He came to Sindh
during the year 1079 A.D. His poetry is an interesting
record of the language which was spoken commonly
at that time. He was a Sufi and a preacher of Islam.
His verses are, therefore, full of mysticism and
In 1952, Noor-ud-din
Sarki and Abdul Ghafoor Ansari restructured the
literary forum of Sindhi language and called it
Sindhi Adabi Sangat. Initially its activities were
confined to the city of Karachi. Inspired by the
success of its activities in Karachi, interest developed
over the rest of Sindh. This led to the launch of
other branches in other parts of Sindh as well.
Such that it now attracts most of the Sindhi