His Story

Ali Jawad Zaidi was an Urdu poet and polyphonic scholar. He wrote several books of ghazals and nazms apart from research based texts such as A History of Urdu Literature and Uttar Pradesh ke Marsiyago and several others. He also wrote commentary on a wide range of subjects, publishing significant books like Do Adbi School and Islami Taraqqi Pasandi. He had been honoured with several awards including the Padmashri, the Ghalib Award, the Mir Anis award and others. He had been working on a project he called 'Urdu mein Ramkatha' when he passed away.


A History of Urdu Literature


Islami Taraqqi Pasandi

Padma shri

for contribution to Urdu Literature


Registration for the 2022-2023 JMP is now open. This year the theme will be short stories. Please register in order to ensure you receive the most up-to-date prize-related news and information. The deadline for submissions will be September 30, 2022.


Jawad memorial prize