Published On: Mon, Oct 19th, 2015

Historical facets of Pashto literature



Pashto is a sweet and charming language which can attract the listeners. It represents a specific culture. A lot of books have been written by many outstanding writers and these scripts always admired by the readers. Pashto text has traditionally encircled around poetry and possesses a wide collection of traditional customs in its store.

The book, Da Dasht-e-Lut Musafir written by Painda Muhammad Khan redrafts this course. The script narrates the story of militia concerned in one of the bloodiest affairs of the history of mankind which was put in the Libyan combat zone of World War II.

The characters portray by Painda does not represent as demigods who are enterprising a divine mission. They are very human despite their industry at bloodshed. He represents them from an assortment of civilizations. For instance Italy, Germany, India and Africa and put them in a state of affairs where the way to victory is continued existence and the key to endurance are aggression. Regardless of portraying greatly from Pukhtun mores, Painda continues holistic in his move and integrates a world view of his plot in a motivating way.

The representation of combat equipment is so exact that the novelist himself appears akin to a cavalryman describing the activities of his environs. His acquaintance or combat is awe-inspiring.

The novelist diverges from average Pashto legendary designs by discovering the intricacies of a warrior’s existence that is set in a culture pretty diverse from that of Pashto orators. Each excellent fictional piece has a rational beginning and symmetry conclusion. The worth lies in the unfolding of the clash and with Da Dasht-e-Lut Musafir, Painda’s narrative is told by two paranormal beings whose explanations of men who kill for a living are fairly telling. One’s mission is to promote the fair actions of the men whilst the other is illuminating on the shady facets of their behavior. The one stimulating with the latter takes the other to the battlefronts near Tabrooq in Libya where artillery is shearing down masses and crowd of people and one man takes pleasure in his antagonism alongside the other. The conversation over the instantaneous occurrence of two contrary personas in man is a voyage worth taking.


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.