Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Naseem Thebo
MY MOTHER NASEEM THEBOByTania Saleem
Background She was Daughter of renowned fiction writer Badam Natawan, wife of Rasool Bux Palijo, sister of renowned political activist Mir Thebo, mother of Tania Saleem Palijo and Anita Aijaz, Mother in Law of renown columnist Aijaz Mangi
Her Mother She was a short story writer. She inherited the art of writing from her mother Badam Natawan who is first Sindhi Pakistani female Novelist
Background She was born in Shikarpur and she got an early education from Ghari, a village in Dadu district and did M.A. in Economics from University of Sindh Jamshoro.
Early Life Born in a landlord /farmer family on her paternal side she observed the village life very closely and all the impinging images of village life later on got transformed into the short stories written by her. Although her father was not a typical wadero but even then there was enough misery and injustice faced by the village folks that left it’s mark on her sensitive mind.
Her Writings She wrote her first short story ” Ghoran Ji Rekha” meaning “line of teardrops” when she was studying in tenth standard. The subject of this story was poverty. Then she wrote many other short stories as well.
Short Stories Titles of her other stories are “Ghayal The Ghariyan” meaning “living being injured”, “Wadhay Jin Widhiyas”, “Mon Jherenday chadia” meaning “I left them fighting ” this story was written on the subject of separation of East Pakistan from west Pakistan, “Ubhur Chand Pas Piren” “ O Moon rise and behold my beloved”, “Rasando Bharjando Ghaav” meaning “Lacerating Healing Wound” , “Ahsas Ja Chak”.
HerInspiration She was great fan of Sindhi Sufi Poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. Most of the titles of her short stories are taken from the verses of great Sindhi Sufi Poet Shah Abdul Latif bhittai.
Inspiration for her Short Stories Many of her stories are written in the backdrop of village life, she had chance to witness up- close. The misery of women folk, plight of Hari’s at the hands of landlords, thanna (Police Station) culture, were some of the glimpses of ugly side of village life that found place in her stories.
Other Subjects later on she wrote many stories on the intricacies of relationships especially that of man and woman with each other.
PublishedStories All her short stories were published in different popular journals of Sindhi literature of that time , such as “Sojhro”, “Barsat”, ” Halchal” , ” Mehran” etc.