Biography

 

Personal  Detail:

Name:                Asadullah  Habib

Date of Birth :    10.10.41

Place of Birth :   Kabul , Afghanistan

Marital status :   Married

Nationality:       Afghan

Languages :        Dari ,  Uzbek , Pashto , English , Russian  and German

 

Education:

 

1968-1973                         Moscow University , Ph.D , Persian literature, USSR

1967                      Indiana University , Studying of student newspaper, certificate , USA    

1964                      Kabul University , Faculty of Literature, Afghanistan , B.A.

1960                      Darul- moallemin ( Teechers’ training ) High School, Afghanistan ,                                                                                         

                          baccalaureate.

 

Work experience :

 

1991- 1992       Member of Parliament of Afghanistan .

1988- 1991       Member of the academy of sciences of Afghanistan .

1982-1988        Vice Chancellor of Kabul University .

1980-1982        President of the Writer’s Union of Afghanistan .

1974-1978        General Director of educational affairs of Kabul University.

1974                  General Director of publication affairs of Kabul University.

1964                  Joined as a member of teaching staff of the Faculty of Literature .

 

Besides administrative work in different posts , Dr . Habib has carried out the teaching affairs of different subjects of Dari Literature , supervising the undergraduate and post graduate students and members of the departments in Kabul University

 

Publications :

 

A)                 Stories

 

1.            “ Se Muzdoor” ( Three servants  ), a collection of short stories, Kabul 1956

2.             “ Sapad Andam” ( The Fair One ) , novel , Kabul 1986

3.             “Akherin Arezo  “ ( The last hope) , a collection of short stories , Kabul , 1986

4.              “Nazar Gul  “ , novel , Kabul 1986

5.              „ Das-ha wa Dast-ha „ , novel , Kabul 1984

 

 B)      Dramas

 

          “  Shab wa shallaq “ ( The night and the cane ) , directed by Hamid Jalya and  staged in       

           Kabul theatre .

            “ Khashme - Khalq “  (Wrath of the people ) , directed by Hamid Jalya and     staged        

in Kabul theatre  .

 

C )       Poems :

 

1.                Khate –Surkh ( The red l Line ) , a collection of poems , Kabul 1984

2.                Weda ba Tapiki ( Good by  to Darkness ) , collection of poems, Kabul 1986

3.                Atash dar Narenjzar  ( Faire in Orange’s Garden ) , collection of poems , Cologne , Germany , March 2001

4.                 

D )        Research Works :

    

                  1.        Amani  Piriod  ( Afghanistan during the reign of king Amanullah .  Since                  accademy pub. , Kabul 1990

     2.      Technique of story telling  in Shah nama of  Ferdawsy , Bayhaqee Pub., Kabul , 1989

     3.      “ Bedil – wa -  Chahar Unsor  “ ( Bedil and Four Elements )  , Kabul , 1989

     4.         Bedil – Poet  of ages , University Pub . , Kabul 1985

     5.      Dari literature  during the first half of 20th  century , Kabul year book 1982 ,

              and Univ. pub. , Kabul 1987 , and  second edition , Pishawar , 2002

      6.      Dari grammar  ,  Vien  , 2004

      7.       Vocabulary of Bedil  Poems ,  Hamburg  , 2005

      8.       “ Didar ba Sa peda “ , a collection of literacy articles and research  papers

                Kabul         

Note : A number of translations from English and Russian has been              

                   published in local journals , in Kabul .

 

 Translation of Habib’s Works in other languages :

     

      1.      “  Ayden “ , a collection  of short stories in Russian , Moscow 1974

      2.      “ Ayden   “  ,  in Uzbek , Tashkent  1982

      3.      “ Payane ghame Buzurg  ( The end of the big petty “  , collection of  short

               stories  , in Russian ,  Moscow 1986

      4.      Good by to Darkness  , a collection of poems in   Bulgarian language  ,

               Sofia 1989

5.                Some poems and short stories of Dr. Habib has been published in Arabic ,  

English , Latvian and German Languages .

 

Some references on Dr. Habib’s  Life and works :

      

1.            Asaef, Khudaynazar , a glance to the modern prose of Dari , Kabul 1981

2.            Prof. Bechka , Erjee , Afghanistan  journals, Prag, No3, 1978              

3.            Tabarof , Saheb “ Maaref wa madaneyat “ , Tajikistan , 13 , December 

1980

4.            Grassmuck ,  George, et al. (eds) , Afghanistan: Some New Approaches , Ann Arbor :  The University Press 1969, Pp  93 94

5.            Journal : Asia and Africa to day No4 , 1983

           6.       A biografical Dictionary of Contemporary Afghanistan , Ludwig                                                 

         W. Adamec, Ph.D Graz- Austria , 1987, p 64

 7.     Who’s Who in the World , a companion volume to who’s who  in        

                    America  9th ( 1989 -1990 )  and 10th ( 1991 1992) editions .

8.                Qasemi ,  Sharif  Husain , Contemporary Literature of Dari in Afghanistan ,

Dehli 1994

          9.       Encyclopedia of Persian Literature  , 3, Volume