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Pashtun tales

£7.99

Product description

These oral tales were collected in the tribal areas on the Pakistan-Afghan frontier, a region described as the last free place on earth. It was here that the caravan routes from Persia, India and China once converged. With their blend of wit, fantasy, comedy and romance, they reflect the Pashtun code of honour and way of life that are now seriously threatened by social changes and recent political events. Most of them, such as the epic tale of Hazrat Ali, have never been recorded before, and might otherwise have been lost forever. Some are recognisable as universal types, such as a version of Androcles and the Lion and of the tale that provided Shakespeare with the plot of King Lear.

Item details

Author(s):
Aisha Ahmad and Roger Boase
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0863564380
ISBN-13:
9780863564383
Publisher:
Saqi
Title:
Pashtun Tales from the Pakistan-Afghan Frontier

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These oral tales were collected in the tribal areas on the Pakistan-Afghan frontier, a region described as the last free place on earth. It was here that the caravan routes from Persia, India and China once converged. With their blend of wit, fantasy, comedy and romance, they reflect the Pashtun code of honour and way of life that are now seriously threatened by social changes and recent political events. Most of them, such as the epic tale of Hazrat Ali, have never been recorded before, and might otherwise have been lost forever. Some are recognisable as universal types, such as a version of Androcles and the Lion and of the tale that provided Shakespeare with the plot of King Lear.

Author(s):
Aisha Ahmad and Roger Boase
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0863564380
ISBN-13:
9780863564383
Publisher:
Saqi
Title:
Pashtun Tales from the Pakistan-Afghan Frontier

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