Sibt-e-Hassan: The Commendable Writer and Scholar of Pakistan

Sibt-e-Hassan: The Commendable Writer and Scholar of Pakistan

Syed Sibt-e-Hassan (31 July 1912 – 20 April 1986) was a notable scholar, journalist and activist of Pakistan. He is known as the pioneer of Socialism and Marxism in the state of Pakistan, as well as the moving spirit behind the Progressive Writers Association.

Life of Sibt-e-Hassan

Sibt-e-Hassan was born on the day of 31 July 1912 in Ambari Azamgarh Uttar Pradesh, India. He graduated from the institute of Aligarh Muslim University. For higher studies he went to Columbia University, USA. In the year of 1942, Sibte Hasan joined the Communist Party of India. After partition of India, he shifted to Pakistan. He also served as editors of noted journals including; Naya Adab and Lail-o-Nehar. He died of a heart attack on the day of 20 April 1986 in the city of New Delhi while returning from a conference in India. He was buried in Karachi. His most remarkable work is Musa Se Marx Tak.


  • Musa se Marx tak

For several decades, Musa se Marx Tak was the fundamental guiding texts for the activists and students of the Leftist politics of Pakistan.

  • Shehr-e-Nigaraan
  • Mazi ke Mazar
  • Pakistan main Tehzeeb ka Irtaqa

In Pakistan Main Tehzeeb ka Irtiqa, Hassan wrote on the history of Pakistani people and the country’s material and economic basis. It was unlike the history that eulogizes rulers and kings.

  • Inqilaab-e-Iran
  • Naveed-e-Fikr
  • Afkaar-e-Taza

Is a book consisting of critical essays on several personalities and answers to critics on various ideas.

  • Adab aur Roshan Khayali
  • Sukhan dar Sukhan
  • The Battle of Ideas in Pakistan
  • Bhagat Singh Our Us Ky Sathi
  • Marx Our Mashriq He analyzed the analysis of Marx and Engels on the eastern traditions and formation of society.

He negated the idea that Marx and Engels were in support of colonialism. Furthermore, he elaborated how there was no need for class conflict in the Indian Society.




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