Eminent litterateur Professor Dawar Khan Dawood received plaudits from speakers at a seminar held at Peshawar Research Library. The audience hailed his contribution towards the revival of Pashto.
“Prof Dawood primarily studied and taught English literature, but his 17 literary works on Pashto and Urdu are indeed remarkable,” said Shah Aziz Mulazai about the septuagenarian at the seminar held on Sunday.
“His works on Pashto folklore, lexicon, collection of idioms and proverbs, riddles and guides on grammar have had an immeasurable impact,” he added. Prof Dawood has received numerous laurels, including the Pride of Performance award in 2004.
Prof Dr Yar Muhammad Maghmoom shed light on the biographies, travelogues, translations and reviews penned down by the master linguist. “Much of his works have attained the level of classics,” he said.
“His book on Pashto tappa (a genre of poetry) has had 18 editions published, and due to its comprehensive intrinsic worth it is a part of the curricula of various varsities,” said Maghmoom.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 18th, 2014.