Jaun Elia


Jaun Elia (Urdu: جون ایلیا‬‎, 14 December 1931 – 8 November 2002) was a Pakistani dynamic Marxist Urdu artist, savant, biographer, and researcher. He was the sibling of Rais Amrohvi and Syed Muhammad Taqi, who were writers and psychoanalysts. He was familiar with Urdu, Arabic, English, Persian, Sanskrit and Hebrew. A standout amongst the most noticeable current Pakistani artists, well known for his eccentric ways, he gained information of logic, rationale, Islamic history, the Muslim Sufi convention, Muslim religious sciences, Western writing, and Kabbala.

Early Life

Jaun Elia was conceived on 14 December 1931 in Amroha, Uttar Pradesh, India. He was the most youthful of his kin. Rais Amrohvi was his senior sibling. His dad, Shafiq Hasan Elia, worked in craftsmanship and writing. Shafiq was additionally a crystal gazer and an artist. Indian movie chief Kamal Amrohi was his first cousin. Amid his childhood, Pakistan turned into a free Muslim state. Being a socialist, Elia was disinclined to the thought, however at last acknowledged it as a trade off. He moved to Pakistan in 1957, and chose to live in Karachi. Writer Pirzada Qasim stated: Jaun was extremely specific about dialect. While his phrasing is established in the traditional convention, he addresses new subjects. He stayed in journey of a perfect for his entire life. Unfit to locate the perfect in the long run, he wound up irate and baffled. He felt, maybe with reason, that he had wasted his ability.

Religious view

Jaun Elia was a Shia Muslim.

Poetry collections

Ya'ani (2003), Gumaan (2004), Lekin (2006), Goyaa (2008), Shaa'yad (1990), Ramooz And Farnood.

Prose work (mainly translations)

Elia was not just a poet but was also an editor and a translator, especially of old Sufi, Mutazili and Ismaili treatises.

Masih-i-Baghdad Hallaj,
Hasan bin Sabah
Farnod, Tajrid,
Rasail Ikhwan al Safa
Above are some of his translations from Arabic and Persian. Not only did he translate these books but also introduced several new words in Urdu language.