This Documentary - Vasdev Mohi - was made 5 years ago with the assitance of NCPSL. Produced by Asha Chand for Sindhi Sangat.
Vasdev Mohi is a great Sindhi Poet who has following books to his credit.
Vasdev Mohi i s an eminent Sindhi poet and short story writer. He has enriched Sindhi
poetry with sheer clarity of expression, lucidity of diction, and profundity of thought. Vasdev
Mohi was born at Mirpur Khas, Sindh (Undivided India). His full name is Vasdev Vensimal
Sidhnani.Having acquired his Masters degree in English literature from Gujarat University, he
joined the Central Government but after a short stint he joined the academic profession to teach
English in Indian High School, Dubai, from where he retired as lecturer and Head of English
department. Vasdev Mohi emerged as an icon of first generation of modern Sindhi poetry, with
sharpness of content and perspicuity of elocution, which is a rare combination in poetics of any
language. Mohi has a powerful grip on all genres and forms of poetry - be it traditional prosodic
treatise or modern sensibility of new poetry (Nai Kavita), which is far from pedantry. In new
poetry his poignant imagery, coupled with a distinct diction and vocabulary has uplifted Mohi to
the stature of a pinnacle of modern Sindhi poetry. With his very first collection of poems Tazad
(Contradiction) Mohi made a mark in Sindhi literary world on both sides of the border. After that
he has walked steadfastly on the path of literature in all the genres of poetry, story, playwriting
and creative criticism.
In Mohi's poetry elocution of satirical approach and sarcastic observations on sociopolitical topics resulted into the emergence of the mind pouring out in the shape of verses,
which could simultaneously move a lay reader as much as these could stir an intellectual reader
with their impact and intensity. Tazad was followed by yet another collection of Mohi's sensitive
poems Subah Kithe Ahe (Where is the Morning?). Intrepid nature of poems inclu
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