Pashto is a world language that is spoken in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran. There are three dialects of the Pashto language and they are Northern, Southern, and Central Pashto. Pashto, also known as Pakhto, Pashtu, and Pushto. This language is a member of the Indo-European language family. It is also spoken Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and by those from the Middle East who have immigrated to the United States and some other countries. About 50 million people worldwide speak this language. The speakers of different Pashto dialects can understand each other. Pashto is considered to be a Category IV language on the Defense Language Institute scale in terms of difficulty for speakers of English.
List of Top 10 Most Popular Best Pashto Writers in 2017
10. Pir Mohammad Karwan
Is a poet and prose writer. He made his debut as a writer in 1993 with the poetry collection From Evening to Evening. He is a prominent and contemporary poet writing in the Pashto language. Some of his published books include La Makhama Tar Makhama, Chinar Khabari Kawee, Da Khapiray Warghawai, and Ghrah Ta Rawan Saray. Karwan has published three collections of poetry and two collections of short stories. He writes motivational poems and songs. He is a founding member of the movement, referring to the ideas inspiring modern poetry in the country.
9. Rahmat Shah Sail
Is a prominent Pakistani poet of the Pashto language. Some of his published Books include Da Weer Pa Chum Ka War Da Naghmu, Da Lumbu pa Soori, and Da Khaistoonu Da Sparly Badoona. He was was born in the Dargai village of Wartier in Malakand Agency, Pakistan. The poet, Rahmat Shah Sail, is also a political activist campaigning. He created an ode to Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and the main trade.
8. Ezatullah Zawab (or ʻIzzat Allāh Żwāb)
He Is a journalist from Jalalabad, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. By the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, he was chosen as a candidate for journalism training. He was was apprehended by local officials in 2005. His apprehension was triggered by article he had published which were regarded as critical of local clerics and local officials. He was found beaten and unconscious in a ditch a week after his capture. He reported that unidentified gunmen from Jalalabad picked him up and held him blindfolded as hostage in a basement. He was threatened and interrogated before being released.
7. Mohammed Hanif
Is a British-Pakistani writer and journalist who is the author of the critically acclaimed A Case of Exploding Mangoes. His works have been published by The New York Times, The Daily Telegraph, and The Washington Post. He was born in Okara and he graduated from the Pakistan Air Force Academy as a pilot officer. He is currently collaborating with composer Mohammed Fairouz on an opera titled Bhutto. Hanif’s style has often been compared with that of author Salman Rushdie. He is one amongst the Top 10 Most Popular Best Pashto Writers 2017.
6. Muḥammad Maʻṣūm Hotak
Aḥmad Shāhī Kandahār by Muḥammad Maʻṣūm Hotak is a widely held Book. At the World Pashto Conference his presence was demanded. He is from Canada. He carries the national, spiritual, literary and social personalities of Hotak tribe. Mr. Hotak was born in 1947 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He migrated to Canada in 1992 and was a cultural advisor. Many of his works are written in Pashto and translated in English.
5. Wali Muhammad Achakzai
He is from Germany. At the World Pashto Conference his presence was demanded. He has won the hearts of all PASTOONS defending PASHTOON and Islam. The Achakzai tribe is from Durranis. The Achakzai family enjoys power in different govt institutions.
4. Habibullah Rafi
Is a respected historian who specializes in Kabul history at the Afghanistan Academy of Sciences. At the World Pashto Conference his presence was demanded. An Afghan writer and researcher. He is one of the Afghan Refugee Poets Behind Pashto Revival. Kabul-based political analyst and author. People in Afghanistan are grateful to Habibullah Rafi for giving his number of other books.
3. Abdul Bari Jahani
This Pashto writer is an Afghan poet, novelist, historian and journalist. i is considered to be one of the most famous contemporary poets of Pashto language. He was born in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, in 1948. He is the current Minister of Information and Culture in Afghanistan.
2. Abdul Ghafoor Liwal
Mr. Abdul Ghafoor Liwal is Director of the Regional Studies Center of Afghanistan. He is also Deputy Minister, Ministry of Borders and Tribal as well as a Member of Poets and Writers Association of Afghanistan. He focuses on the social aspect of the issue of illegal drug trafficking and believes The drug issue in Afghanistan can be solved. He is also an an author and journalist. His works are well known in Afghanistan. He speaks about women facing daily harassment on the streets of Afghanistan.
1. Syed Khair Muhammad Arif
He was also among those who attended the World Pashto Conference. The writers of this paper investigate the antique words in the light of recently published book (Devaloona Vesh De) of Syed Khair Muhammad Arif. He was born in 1944 and is popularly known as Arif Saahab, an Indian badminton coach. He is a recipient of Dronacharya Award. He also received the Padma Shri Award by the Government of India. He from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. He also played cricket at School, led Anwar ul Uloom college for four years and played for Deccan Blues in the HCA league. He also represented Andhra Pradesh in several national tournaments.
These above are the Top 10 Most Popular Best Pashto Writers 2017. People of these countries who speak, read, write, and understand the Pashto language want to keep it alive. You may find their books of literature, novels, poetry, journals, writings and more online, at online book stores, on social media sites, and more. Some works can be ordered in book form and shipped to you. Online downloads may be requested in English for some works by these Pashto writers. The World Pashto Conference invites Pashto speakers and authors from all across the globe to help keep the Pashto language alive across the world. Pashto can be learned if you are interested, even though you think it may be complicated it is not impossible.