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Shaikh Ayaz () was one of the major Sindhi poets of Pakistan. He was born in Shikarpur Sindh. By profession he was a lawyer but he also served as the vice chancellor of Sindh University. The people of Sindh province, in Pakistan, admire his poetry greatly. His poetry brought new trends into Sindhi literature.

Shaikh Ayaz's work brings together different and discordant elements. In one of his early poems he writes of two deities from classical India: Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and music sitting together with Kali, the wanton goddess of blood and violence, the two of them sipping nectar in a moon-lit temple. "How have the two come together?" the poem contemplates and then comes up with the answer: perhaps a great poet has been born.

Shaikh Ayaz is one of the major voices in twentieth century poetry. His literary career spanned almost six decades and displayed an amazing variety in poetry and prose, ranging from the traditional bait, wa'i and ghazal to plays in verse, prose poems and musings, extending to short fiction, memoirs and journals, polemical and literary essays, news articles, editorials, and a projected novel. To each genre he brought his unique vision and transforming power of language.

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Total Books: 1
The Storm's Call for Prayer Selections from Shaikh Ayaz
2001 - The Storm's Call for Prayer Selections From Shaikh Ayaz (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780195790078
ISBN-10: 0195790073
Genre: Literature & Fiction