The Sindhi Association of UK
(SAUK) is a registered charity which started in the eighties. Our main
goal is to serve the Sindhi community living in London (and UK) and
create awareness of our Sindhi identity, cultural and religious
Bhavna Rajpal is a PhD
student in Sindhi Cinema has collected every Sindhi film ever
made. She has organised a Sindhi Film Festival 2015. The
screenings are FREE.
All the films will be
screened in their original language - Sindhi. Though the films
do not have English subtitles, the curator is confident that
when she introduces the films in English language, the audience
will feel comfortable to watch and enjoy them!
Hojamaalo - Thursday 10 December 2015 6.30pm
The the opening of the
Sindhi Film Festival with a staged performance based on the
screenplay of "Hojamaalo", a lost 1969 Sindhi-language film
directed by Raj Daswani, made in India. A story of two childhood
friends, separated by Partition, who find each other on the
battlefield during a war, loosely based on the Indo-Pakistani
War of 1965, will be restaged based on insights by the
filmmakers and archival memorabilia.
Performance Cast: Ram, the
Hindu friend - Prof. Michel Boivin, anthropologist and historian
Rahim, the Muslim friend - Raj Daswani, director of "Hojamaalo"
Sujata, Ramís fiancťe and the nurse who saves Rahimís life -
Geeta Daswani, original actress in "Hojamaalo"
Project Space (Street gallery)
University of Westminster
Nearest Tube : Northwick Park
Sindhi Association Diwali Ball
The Journey of Love
7 November 2015
Hilton London Wembley
The New Sindhi Centre Building at 230A Kenton Rod, Harrow, HA3
Funded by the Community and Local Donors
It is a pleasure to update on the completion of
your new Sindhi Cenrtre. You must be wondering why it has taken
a while to reach this stage, but the delay is primarily due to
the long delays in drying up of the base where the foundation
was laid due to exceptionally heavy rain just after we stated on
the project. Other smaller delays are due to material
procurement and teh connection of Gas and Electricity which is a
very cumbersome affair.
We hope to have a our open day on 15th November
(provisional) with the hope of Ground Floor being ready for this
event and also for normal use public who want to rent our hall.
We still need more funding to complete the first
floor hall and any donation you can offer will be very helpful
to complete this quickly. Once you see the finished centre you
will be proud of it as it is your Centre and you can tell all
your family and friends about it. On the open day, which you are
all invited to attend, we will be serving snacks and there will
be entertainment including a Sindhi Skit which has been written
and directed by Mr Soni.
On behalf of our Trustees and Committee members,
I would like to thank all of you who have and are considering
donating funds and/or buying bricks (each at £51) which will go
towards the new Sindhi Centre. You may buy as many bricks as you
like. Please arrange to send your cheques to my address given
below. We look forward to welcoming you all to our 2015 Sindhi
Association Ball on 7th November as well as The Diwali Open day
to be held at your new Centre on 15th November.
Donations and sponsorships are welcome from overseas and
non-members. Please contact
Ceremony to mark building of
On Sunday 6th October 2013 "Bhumi Puja"
(Foundation Prayers) was held to bless the rebuilding of the Sindhi
Ater the Puja (prayers), there was a short talk on the 'outlook
of the new centre' following by the 'launch of the new brick
The project has the continued blessing of both Mr Gopichand and
Mr Srichand Hinduja.
The new centre will be a state of the art
building for the Sindhi and local community.
Photos courtesy of Chandru
Gidoomal & Renu Gidoomal (copyright 2013)
The old Sindhi Centre had structural problems and needed
Hiring Sindhi Centre
The Sindhi Centre will soon be available for hire.
The SAUK is now on facebook. So take the time to visit our page
and join and participate with other members.
YSUK (Young Sindhi UK)
YSUK is the youth wing of the SAUK, which plans events
for Young Sindhi students and young professionals. Please see the
page which has restricted entry or alternativerly visit
the YSUK web site www.ysuk.org
Dada J.P. Vaswani celebrates
Congratulations to J.P. Vaswani who celebrates his 95th
Birthday. He is an inspiration to all the world.
An interactive session with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Rev.
Dada J.P. Vaswani, hosted by Aamir Khan held on Sunday July 28th
at the Sadhu Vaswani Mission in Pune, Maharashtra, India, as
part of Rev. Dada J.P. Vaswani's 95th birthday celebrations.
Campaign for a Sindhi TV
Sindhi Sangat is
leading the way in campaigning to get our own Sindhi TV Channel,
but it needs the support of our community.
Despite the Sindhi community contributing significantly to the
economy of India. Many of India's states have their own language
TV channels, but not Sindhis. This situation is unfavourable to
the Sindhis in India.
Television media, without doubt is the
most powerful media for promoting our language. Not only this,
but our own TV Channel will help form a bond to the Sindhi
communities that are scattered throughout the world.
Natasha Raheja is a MA student in the
Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at
Austin. She has started the Sindhi Voices Project.
She will be travelling across the United
States, Pakistan, North and West India. She aims to document the
life narratives (audio and video) of our Sindhi elders who lived
through the 1947 Partition of British India and have memories of
growing up in Sindh and life post-partition.
She is excited about this oral histories project and wants to
develop an archive of oral history.
In addition, she is looking to volunteers to record memories of
their loved ones and elders in the community and send in
their interview to form the Sindhi voices archive.
Everyone has a story to be told and we want to hear it. All this
is part of our culture and heritage our history. Also, if you
have photos, family trees and diaries of family members.
Sindhi Voices Project web site will be operational soon
A field kit is available from the Sindhi Voices for conducting
Sindhi Voices project can be contacted on
Funding is needed to take this project for this project.
Sindh Stories from a Vanished
Saaz Aggarwal was in London on a book to talk about her new book
'Sindh - Stories from a Vanished Homeland'. Her book is
available for purchase on
Stories from the Partition of
To Commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Partition is a
Sindhi Reflections by
Lata Jagtiani which
is a personal account of 140 Sindhis who went through the
Partition of India. Lata Jagtiani's book aims to preserve the
experiences of Sindhis during the Partition.
The book is available directly from the author in Mumbai
Extract from her book : "Narayaan
Malkani's story (Karachi / USA) - The purpose of reliving this
experience some sixty odd years later is only to describe what
Sindhi Hindus went through at the time of the Partition of
India, namely, the atrocities, the scare, the terror, the mass
migration of the population, the parent's concern for the safety
of women, girls and children, the murder of innocent people, the
leaving of our birthplace and the leaving behind of all our
property and precious belongings with a genuine hope of
returning to our homeland. The traumatic experiences are now
history, it is the dead past. No one can change it and no on can
do anything about it, all we can do is to talk about it.
But it is a matter of pride that
we Sindhis who migrated to India empty handed with just the
clothes on our body, have survived and prospered. Not only have
we prospered but the area that we settled in, have prospered as
well. The Sindhi community has proved itself a dignified and
strong enterprising community. We even managed to re-establish
ourselves in India after having been uprooted from our homeland,
Dada JP Vaswani
A beautiful and inspirational video message from Dada Vaswani given in
the Sindhi language.
Panchatantra Stories in Sindhi
What are the Panchatantra Stories?
The Panchatantra stories are fables
based mostly on animals which always end with a moral. The animals
portray a constant character, e.g. the lion is always strong, the fox is
always cunning etc. These stories illuminating the qualities of human
nature, are as relevant today in the space age, as they were, when they
were first written and form a wonderful part of the Indian
The Panchatantra stories were written by
Pandit Vishnu Sharma.
The Panchatantra is a
'niti shastra' or textbook of 'niti' - 'wise conduct of life'. The
original stories were written in prose. It begins by saying that
the King Amarshakti of Mahilaropya in South India had four
mischievous sons, who were badly in need of being disciplined. The king
put them in charge of Pandit Vishnu Sharma, who taught them all about
politics, administration and morals through a series of stories or
It is said that an ounce
of sense contained in the Panchatantra is better than a ton of books.
The word, 'Panchatantra' means, the 'Five Books'. The tales, primarily
about animals, are organized into five books on such topics as winning
friends, losing property and waging war.
The Panchatantra is broken
up into 5 volumes which are:
Union With Friends
Friendship Of Former
Enemy Is Untrustworthy
Intelligence Even During Emergencies
Accomplishment Of Ones
Task Using Discriminative Intelligence
For Sindhi Recipes visit
www.SindhiRasoi.com which now has over 100
mouth-watering, delicious recipes, all Traditional Sindhi Homestyle
From Dal Pakwan - the most
famous Sindhi breakfast to Sindhi Curry, Sai-Bhaji Pulav and much
is doing a fantastic job by adding new Sindhi recipe every week. She
has won various awards for her contributions online
It is said the best way to get into a
Man's heart is through his stomach.
So why wait, learn to cook the best of
Internet - Radio Sindhi
This is Radio Sindhi being
broadcast from Mumbai, India.
This is first Sindhi Radio Station available
Internationally via the Internet.
Sindhi is an initiative and platform to
re-bind our dispersed Sindhi Community which
is scattered across the world. With this
initiative we would like to make our
community aware about our Sindhi Music,
Movies, Drama, Culture and Language. Radio
Sindhi is an effort to erase the
geographical distances that exists between
our Creative Artists and Audience.