Some Contradictions over the use of Sindhi language during British Period

Sindh is the land of the Sufis who fostered the spirit of love, amity and brotherhood and saints and mystics who lived and preached peace and fraternity among all sects and religions of the land. The essence of Sufism clearly can be seen in the Sindhi poetry such as that of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai, Sachal Sarmast and Saami. Hindus, Muslims, Parsees and many other people of different religions have made this land as their abode and made contribution towards Sindhi language and literature. As soon as Sindh was occupied by British in 1843, they tried to divide people on the basis of religion and creeds to rule over them. But they failed to divide people of Sindh. However, a few opportunists and some politicians from both sides came under the influence of so called policy of British rulers “Divide and Rule”. Substantially little integration was seen between Muslims and Hindus impacted Sindhi Literature, language, journalism, education, politics and social activities. During the last decade of movement for independence, political activities were at its zenith and Sindhi literature and use of Sindhi language was also under influence of political biases by some writers. But majority of people were in harmony and united. This attempt has been made to document some historical facts of the history without hurting feelings of any one.

Mukhtiar Ahmed Mallah. (2019) انگريزن جي دور ۾ سنڌي ٻوليَء جي عام استعمال تي اختالف, Sindhi Boli (Research Journal), Volume-12, Issue-1.
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