Sunday, December 5, 2010

Attiya Dawood

Attiya Dawood is a much acclaimed poet, writer and women’s rights activist from Pakistan. She has numerous publications to her credit, and writes mostly in Sindhi. She draws inspiration from her own traumatic girlhood experiences of an upbringing in rural Sindh. However her poetry is more than creative expression. For Dawood it is revolution — a tool for challenging society with and provoking its change. It is the creative fire that she carries into the work she does with the Women’s movement in Pakistan. Amrita Pritam had said of her “Attiya is a real poet..I would like to write her in Hindi and Punjabi.”
Dawood has been bestowed with the prestigous Sindhi Adeeb Award from Akhal Bharti Sindhi Boli and Sahtya Sabha at Bombay. For more on her life, works, and interviews go to

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