Sound the Bells, O Moon Arise: Pashto Proverbs and Folk Songs

By Jens Enevoldsen, with a preface by Dr. Leonard Bartlotti.

A selection of Pashto proverbs and tappas (folk songs) in Pashto script with English translation and cultural illustrations. “Through proverbs and tappas; Pashtuns paint miniature portraits of themselves.” This book provides a mini portrait gallery of Pashtun culture, including religion, ethics and human nature. It is a window into “a world in which faith and pakhto, honour and shame, power and weakness, friendship and rivalry are lived out in the dangerous, ambiguous social world of common Pashtuns.”

Published in 2000; Pashto/English; 5″ x 7.75″ [size]; 80 pages; ISBN 969-8343-15-6

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