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 such a portrait gallery of Pashtun culture, including religion, ethics and human nature. It is a window into "a world in which faith and Pukhto, honour and shame, power and weakness, friendship and rivalry are lived out in the dangerous, ambiguous social world of common Pashtuns."