Mujeeb Jaihoon is a UAE-based Indian storyteller whose passion extends beyond the realms of the ordinary. Jaihoon inspires, innovates and illuminates his readers, transporting them to a world where divine bliss is the protagonist and spiritual worldviews steal the limelight.
As prolific traveler, Jaihoon has extensively traveled to cradles of ancient civilizations in various parts of the world. He also serves as director at several educational institutions, besides playing an advisory role in community development projects. He is also a regular speaker on issues pertaining to education and women empowerment, besides being a vocal critic of wars and injustice.
His published books include Mission Nizamuddin (2010), acclaimed as world’s first Twitter-based micro travelogues across North India well as several poetic anthologies. Slogans of the Sage (2017), an illustrated coffee table book of aphorisms, has been warmly received by Manmohan Singh, former Indian PM, Sheikh Shaikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak, UAE’s Minister of Tolerance, Rahul Gandhi, top Indian politicians as well as other interfaith advocates around the globe including Lee Wesissman, the Twitter-famed Jewish activist. Tagged as ‘a mystical discourse on Indian Indigeneity’, The Cool Breeze From Hind (2018), a semi-fictional novel, treats the reader to a mystic feast of brilliant visual metaphors and powerful imagery with a rare poetic-prose prowess unique to this UAE-based Indian storyteller. This book draws heavily on Kerala’s historical persons, places and happenings— including the popular duo Samuthiri, the Hindu king, and Kunhali Marakkars, his trusted powerful naval fighters who challenged Portuguese invasion of South India. Jaihoon also alerts readers about the dangers of the demonic Monoculture, which wounds the spirit of India’s pluralistic and secular fabric. Adopting a mystic narrative reminiscent of medieval Sufism, the book celebrates India as a multicultural haven of diversity and tolerance: the Gulistan.
In 2017, a college magazine in Kerala listed Jaihoon among the ‘Golden Fighters’ along with Prakash Yashwant Ambedkar, Medha Patkar and Nick Ut, the Vietnamese American photographer for the Associated Press. He was also featured in Young Indian Visionaries, a thoughtfully researched compilation that profiled the vision and success of 70 young Indian visionaries in UAE.
Jaihoon has dedicated his existence to speaking through the written word. His work is his reward. He stands on foundations of unbroken humility. Jaihoon is his anonymous alias; weaving light and inspiration into every moment of his awe-inspiring work. While the fruit of Jaihoon’s efforts are grounded in contemporary society, the roots of his passion are timeless. His heart aches for mankind, albeit turning figments of despair into unbreakable joy, channelizing the energy to education and women empowerment. Jaihoon continues to prove his worth as a talented, passionate writer, combining distinct creativity with level-headed logic to turn heads and inspire men and women globally.
He presently lives with his family in the emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
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