Brahvi is one of the oldest languages of the Indian Sub-continent and Brahvi speaking people are found in Balochistan, Sindh, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Iran. There are many theories about the origin of Brahvi language. Some people claim that brahvi is an Aryan language others say that it is a Turko-Iranian language.
Intellectuals also say that the traces of Brahvi language have been found in the remainants of Mohenjo Daro and it has Dravidian origin and same language is being spoken in some parts of India and Sri Lanka.According some historians Brahvis and Balochs belong to same race. Balochi speaking people entered Mekran while Brahvi speaking people entered from Chagai as they defeated the Dravidian rulers of Kalat and entered into matrimonial relationship with the Dravidian and Balochi languages were mixed up and a new language of ―Brahvi‖ was born due to same relationship ( Source: www.brahvilanguage.com).
Brahvi speaking Baloch women also playing their role in promotion of the Brahvi literature and in their acknowledgment a well-known writer, poet and intellectual of Balochistan, Mr. Qayum Bedar is an author of the book Niyary Ta Adab (Women‘s literature) published in 2001. He mentioned the work done by the women in the field of literature.
Amina Yousaf Mauj is the author of book ― Bandook‖ , Humera Sadaf Hasni is the author of book ― Chakkal‖ and Bibi Taj Bano is the author of 33 religious books namely 1, Patiata Ilmi Shauk-o- Oti Kamal Kaning 2, Pand-e- Luqman 3, Pand Nama 4, Panj Kitab 5, Tasweegh-u-Niswan-I 6, Tasweegh-u-Niswan-II 7, Talim yafta Brahvi Masturat 8, Tafseer Para Seyaqool 9, Tafseer Para ALM 10, Tauheed, Taqwa-o- shirk 11, Khuda na Abibek, Khutba 12, Haqooq-ul-Zaujen 13, hamd Bari Ta‘ala 14, Deh Bibi na Kissa 15, Dewan-e-Taj Bano 16, Shukur-o-Nashukuri na Kissa, 17, Rahat-ul-Qulub 18, Sabir-o-Tawaqal 19, Arifa Niayari ta Kissa 20, Sad Pand Luqman 21, Alim Barzakh Sakha-o-Sadqa Jari 22, Ushaq-e-Madina 23, Ilm na Fazailak 24, Ilm Haq 25, Alquma na Kissa 26, Firaq Nama-o-Manzum Khutut 27, Fazial Zikr 28, Fazail Quran-o- Salat 29,Kiabcha Namaz Fazail 30, Mahnam-e-Alhaq 31, Marsia Taj Bano 32, Makateeb-e-Taj Bano and 33, Manavi-e-Taj Bano.
Gohar Malik, Tahira Ehsas Jattak, Nayla Qaudri, Nosheen Qambrani, Dr, Ambreen Mengal, Asma Brahvi, Umt-ul-Wajid, Asia Brahvi, Bata Balka, Basra Khanum, Dur Bibi, Bibi Zulekha, Parveen Bajoi, Samina Azeem, Jamila Shaheen, Jamila Nzaeer Brahvi, Jahan Arra Bugti, Dr, Hajira Kurd, Haleema Mengal, Hameeda Kasi, Hayat-ul-Nisa, Khalida Hassan, Dr. Zakia Baloch, Rasheeda Baloch, Razia Baloch, Razia Malik Shahwani, Robina Naz Brahvi, Rehana Naz Kausar, Zahida Nazir Brahvi, Zulekha Nasreen Sasoli, Zulekha Zeb, Sajida Nazeer Brahvi, Sadia Kanwal, Sajida Hiader, Saeeda Comrade, Sultana Fatima, Sultana Mehboob Baloch, Salma Sumalani, Dr. Salma Kurd, Sonia Haider, Shantul Baloch, Shahina Anjum, Shabnam Ameen Bangulzai, Shakila Jabeen, Shakeela Rehman, Shamim Sumalani, Shaher Bano Bangulzai, Saliha Saadi Mengal, Saima Mengal, Abida Sultana Mengal, Abida Mengal, Fatima Mengal, Fareeda Bangulzai, Fauzia Sultan Mengal, Fazeela Bangulzai, Qamar-u-Nisa Naz, Maheen Gul, Mehreen Lehri, Meh Jabeen Naz, Naila Jabeen Shahwani also contributed in promotion of Brahvi literature.
This piece of writing is taken from Panah Baloch’s research paper ‘BALOCH WOMEN IN LITERATURE’