Rahman Abbas (conceived 30 January 1972) is an Indian fiction essayist and the beneficiary of the India’s most elevated abstract Award Sahitya Akademi Award for his original Rohzin in 2018. He is additionally the beneficiary of the two State Academy Awards for his third and fourth books individually for example Find the stowaway in the Shadow of God (2011) and the Rohzin in 2017. He is the main Indian writer whose work in German has gotten a LitProm Grant supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Swiss-South Cultural Fund. He writes in Urdu and in English. His books manage topics of illegal governmental issues and love.
The largest online reading portal Rekhta has stated that Rahman Abbas is one of the most read Urdu novelists.
Life and career
Abbas has graduate degrees in Urdu and English writing from University of Mumbai.
Rahman Abbas is writer of nine books including five books: Nakhalistan Ki Talash (The Search of an Oasis-2004), Ek Mamnua Muhabbat Ki Kahani (A Forbidden Love Story-2009), Khuda Ke Saaye Mein Ankh Micholi (Hide and Seek in the Shadow of God-2011), Rohzin (The Melancholy of the Soul-2016). what’s more, Zindeeq (Heretic).
Rahman’s most memorable novel is Nakhalistan Ki Talash (Search of an Oasis) distributed in 2004. The fundamentalists had affirmed that the novel is an indecent book. He was captured and needed to put in a couple of days at Arthur Road Jail. Nonetheless, he was thusly absolved by the court in 2016. Nakhlistan Ki Talash had made a tempest in the moderate Urdu scholarly circles, and Rahman left his post as speaker in a lesser school in Mumbai. The original recounts the tale of a youthful instructed Muslim man whose rising estrangement in a post-1992 Mumbai drives him to a Kashmiri aggressor association. He observes his social character obscured during the ascent of the conservative and disdain filled governmental issues in India when the new century rolled over. He attempts to exhibit his character and memorable self, at last prompting his awful and secretive end.
He won the state Sahitya Akademi Award in 2011 for his third instructive novel Khuda Ke Saaye Mein Ankh Micholi. He returned the honor in 2015 when significant Indian journalists and specialists had challenged the ‘influx of narrow mindedness in Indian culture’ set off by the traditional governmental issues’.
Pakistani creator Mustansar Hussain Tarar expressed that Rahman’s most recent novel Rohzin is a valiant innovative portrayal. Teacher Gopichand Narang, previous leader of Sahitya Academy, called Rohzin a defining moment throughout the entire existence of Urdu books.
Awards and honours
- 2011 Maharashtra State Urdu Sahitya Akademy Award for Khuda Ke Saaye Mein Ankh Micholi
- 2017 Maharashtra State Urdu Sahitya Akademy Award for Rohzin
- 2018 Main Sahitya Akademi Award for Rohzin
- Nakhalistan Ki Talash [The Search of an Oasis], (Novel-2004)
- Ek Mamnua Muhabbat Ki Kahani, [A Forbidden Love Story], (Novel-2009)
- Khuda Ke Saaye Mein Ankh Micholi [Hide and Seek in the Shadow of God] (Novel-2011)
- Rohzin [The Melancholy of the Soul], (novel-2016)
- Zindeeq [Atheist or Apostate], First published by Arshia Publications, New Delhi in November 2021, Pakistani Edition was published by Aks Publication in January 2022. Zindeeq is a dystopian novel that seriously dealt with the rise of religious extremism in subcontinent India and Pakistan.
A trilogy of his early writing, entitled Teen Novels, was published in 2013 by Arshia Publication.