Ahamd Salim - احمد سلیم

Ahamd Salim – احمد سلیم

Ahmad Salim is a Pakistani poet, journalist, translator, historian, and archivist currently living in Islamabad.

Born at Miana Gondal, a remote village of then District Gujrat (now Mandi Bahauddin) on January 26, 1945. Did his masters in Philosophy, taught at Shah Hussain College, Sindh and Karachi Universities. Have been a free lance journalist during the era of General Zia-ul-Haq. Worked at Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad, as publication editor and research associate during 1996 – June 2007. Currently working at SDPI as research consultant. Has edited and authored around 100 books, including research reports on education, labor, gender, partition of 1947, tragedy of 1971 and religious minorities in Pakistan and South Asia.


  • Poetry:

    Nur Munare (1996),
    Tan Tanbur (1974),
    Kunjan Moyian (1989),
    Gharhi Di Tick Tick (1993),
    Merian Nazman Morh De (2005),
    Ikk Udhri Kitab De Betartibe Varqe (2006)

  • Novellets:

    Nal Mere Koi Challe (1976),
    Titlian Te Tank (1996)

  • Non-fiction:

    Punjab (1969),
    Bhagat Singh:
    Jivan Te Aadarsh (1976),
    Jhok Ranjhan Di (1989),
    Tattay Lahu Da Chananh (1995),
    Qabar Jihnan Di Jive (1998),
    Ahmad Rahi: Batan, Mulaqatan (2005)

  • Translations:

    Rat Di Rat (translation of Faiz’s poems, 1975),
    Jo Bejal Ne Aakhia (translation of Sindhi poems by Sheikh Ayaz, 1976)

  • Compilations:

    Faisle Di Gharhi (poems on Vietnam, 1969),
    Lok Varan (1971),
    Edited Punjabi Journal “Kunj” (1974-6),
    Dharti, (2003 – 2006)