Rohi Mataluna: Pashto Proverbs

New Edition by Leonard N. Bartlotti and Raj Wali Shah Khattak.

Rohi Mataluna is a selection of 1,350 Pashto proverbs (mataluna) from the mountainous (rohi) Afghan borderlands. English translations and cultural annotations provide insight into the world of the Pashtuns from the Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier. This second edition has been completely revised and expanded, and includes extensive notes on Pashtun culture; the social usage of proverbs; Islam and the “code of honor”; background stories; parallel texts; the poetics, form and structure of Pashto proverbs; and a detailed Index of key words.

Published in 2006 by Interlit Foundation and Pashto Academy, University of Peshawar; Hardback; 385 pages; ISBN 969-8343-35-0

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