Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences - Institute of Asian and African Studies

Syed Sarwar Zahir

Syed Sarwar Zahir
sarwargazali (at)


Academic/professional career:

  • 1994 - ongoing: Freelancing interpreter for English, Punjabi and Urdu; Amts- Land- und Verwaltungsgerichte des Landes Berlin und Brandenburg; Synchronization/translations for Berliner Synchron GmbH
  • 2004: state examination for translations in Urdu
  • 2003: advanced training; SAP software engineer
  • 1990-95: studies in food technology, Technische Fachhochschule Berlin (technical college Berlin), degree as Diplom-Ingenieur (Master of Engineering)
  • 1982-90: Studies in food technology, Technische Universität Berlin (University of technology Berlin), degree as Bachelor of Science




  • Poems and prose;  short stories in journals and newspapers, such as Parwaz London, Jang Karachi, Shayer Mumbai, Anwar-e Thaklique Ranchi, Dabhanga Times, India
  • 1984-88: editor, monthly magazine Kawish, Berlin
  • 1994-98: Kawish online
  • Books:

     1988 افسانوی مجموعہ  بکھرے پتے         Short story book , Bhikre Patte 

      2013         ناول  دوسری ہجرت              Roman: Doosri Hijrat

      2015       افسانوی مجموعہ بھیگے پل      Short story book , Bhige Pal

      2017        میرے مضامین                      Essays, Mere Mazameen