Javaid Rahi

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Javaid Rahi
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BornChandak, Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir
OccupationWriter
LanguageGojari, Urdu, English
ResidenceJammu
NationalityIndian
CitizenshipIndia
Alma materUniversity of Jammu
Home townPoonch
Notable awards
  • Best Book Award (2000)
  • Best Play Script Award (2001)
  • National Fellowship Award

Dr. Javaid Rahi, born Chandak, Poonch in Jammu & Kashmir, is a tribal scholar and writer.[1][2][3][4]

Dr. Javaid Rahi is the Chief Editor of Gojri wing at Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages[5][6] He is also the General Secretary of Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation, a Non-governmental organization|non governmental organisation that works primarily for the promotion of tribal communities.[7][8][3][9][10]

Dr. Rahi has compiled five dictionaries including Gojri dictionary.[11] [12][13][14]He has authored 12 books in Gujari/Gojri, Urdu and English languages and edited hundreds of books and magazines on history, culture and literature related to Gujjar culture and Gojri languages.[2][11][13][14]

Career

In 2004, Dr. Javaid Rahi was appointed as the Head of the Gujari wing of Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages.[7]

In April 2017, Govt of Jammu and Kashmir appointed Dr. Javaid Rahi as the Chief Editor of Gojri Wing in the central office of Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages.[12][15][5]

Dr. Rahi, as convenor, has also prepared the curriculum books in Gojri for Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education.[7]

In April 2019, Dr. Javaid Rahi represented Gujjar-Bakkerwal tribes of J&K in a 'National Policy Consultation' programme held at Sidkeong Tulka Forest Conference Hall, Deorali, Gangtok, Sikkim.[1][14]

Dr. Rahi has compiled the first-ever encyclopedia and dictionary of Gojri language.[11] [13][12]He has also edited and compiled Hindi-Gojri Dictionary, Folk-Lore Dictionary of Gujjar Tribe and Classic Gujari Dictionary.[2][14]

Literary Works

Books

  • Lok Wirso (1999)[16]
  • Gujjar Aur Gojri (2004)
  • Gujjar Shinakht Ka Safar (2005)[16]
  • Gujjar Tarekh (2009)
  • Jammu Kashmir Ke Qabaila Aur In Ki Zubanein (2010)
  • Tagore Ki Chunam Shairi (2011)
  • Gojri Grammer (2012)
  • The Gujjar Tribe of J&K (2012)
  • Qadeem Gojri Lughat (2013)
  • The Gujjars, vol 1-6 (2013—16)
  • Gojri Lok Geet (2018)[16]

Dictionaries

  • Concise Gojri Dictionary (2015)[11]
  • Lok-Warsti Dictionary, Folk Lore Dictionary, vol 2 (2002—03)
  • Hindi-Gojri Dictionary (2002)
  • Lughat-e-Gojri, Dictionary of Classical Gojri (2014)

Encyclopedia

  • Himalayai Gujjar Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of Himalayan Gujjars (2004)

Recognition

  • Dr. Javaid Rahi has been awarded with Best Book Award for his Gojri book, Lok Virso, in 2000 by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art Culture and Languages.[13]
  • In 2001, Dr. Rahi has been awarded with Best Play Script Award by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages.[13]
  • Javaid Rahi is the recipient of National Fellowship Award.[7]

In the media

  

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jammu, Greater (2019-05-03). "Dr. Javaid Rahi Represent J&K In National Policy Consultation - Greater Jammu || The Daily News Paper". Greater Jammu || The Daily News Paper. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Javaid Rahi News". Economic Times.India Times.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "J&K Gujjars demand rights like other tribal communities in the country". The Financial Express. 2018-10-21. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  4. "Only education can change fate of Gujjars : Javaid Rahi". Rising Kashmir. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Dr Javaid Rahi posted as Chief Editor in JKAACL Central Office - The News Now". www.thenewsnow.co.in. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  6. "Dr Javaid Rahi posted as Chief Editor in JKAACL Central Office". Greater Kashmir. 2017-04-04. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Ahmed, Illyas (2018-12-03). "SOCIO POLITICAL CONDITION OF GUJJAR BAKARWAL || Illyas Ahmed in conversation with Dr. Javaid Rahi". INDIAHEADLINES. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  8. "Gujjars demand to declare BGSBU as Tribal University - Kashmir Times". kashmirtimes.com. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  9. "Jammu and Kashmir Gujjars demand rights like other tribal communities in the country". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  10. "J&K Gujjars to interlocutors: include our demands in report". The Hindu. PTI. 2011-07-17. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-07-10.CS1 maint: others (link)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Excelsior, Daily (2016-09-18). "First ever Gojri dictionary published by JKAACL". Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 "Javaid Rahi interview: Bakarwal intellectual on Kathua rape case, Kashmiri Muslims and community's cultural heritage - India News , Firstpost". Firstpost. 2018-05-06. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 JKNT. "BGSB University felicitates Javaid Rahi". JK News Today. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 "Dr. Javaid Rahi represent J&K in National Policy Consultation on Grasslands of Himalaya - Scoop News Jammu Kashmir". www.scoopnews.in. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  15. "Dr Javaid Rahi posted as Chief Editor in JKAACL Central Office". Greater Kashmir. 2017-04-04. Retrieved 2020-07-10.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 "List of Publications of Gurjar Desh Charitable Trust, Jammu (J&K)". www.gurjardesh.org. Retrieved 2020-07-10.

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