Pakistan
(World Folklore : Shah Jo Risalo)
Presenter:
Nilofar Varzgani
Ph.D. Student (Management Science)
Rutgers Universi...
What do you know about Pakistan?
• National Anthem
• Continent: Asia (South-East)
• Neighbors: China, India, Iran & Afghan...
A Brief Introduction to Pakistan
• National dress: Shalwar Kameez

• National Language: Urdu
• Lets learn some Urdu!
• “As...
Some Fun Facts About Pakistan
• Pakistan holds four out of
fourteen highest peaks in the
world. K2 is the second highest
m...
The Capital- Islamabad

My Hometown!
Pakistani Holidays and Festivals
• Eid-ul-Azha

• Eid-ul-Fitr
• Eid-ul-Milad-un-Nabi
• Independence Day (14th Aug, 1947)
•...
• Pakistani Food
– Fried
– Rice and Bread

– Spicy
• Famous Pakistani Dishes:

– Biryani
– Chicken Tikka
– Halwa Puri

– M...
My Home and Family in Pakistan
World Folklore: Shah Jo Risalo
• Known to be originally compiled by Sufi Poet Shah Abdul Latif
Bhittai.
• A compilation of...
Reception of the Tales
• The Seven Queens are celebrated throughout Sindh
for their positive qualities: their
– Honesty, I...
The Tales in Art, Music and Culture
Reflections and Discussion
World Folklore: Shah Jo Risalo (Pakistan)
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World Folklore: Shah Jo Risalo (Pakistan)

  1. 1. Pakistan (World Folklore : Shah Jo Risalo) Presenter: Nilofar Varzgani Ph.D. Student (Management Science) Rutgers University
  2. 2. What do you know about Pakistan? • National Anthem • Continent: Asia (South-East) • Neighbors: China, India, Iran & Afghanistan • Map
  3. 3. A Brief Introduction to Pakistan • National dress: Shalwar Kameez • National Language: Urdu • Lets learn some Urdu! • “Assalam-O-Alaikum” ~ Hello • “Kaisay Hain Aap?” ~ How are you? • “Theek Thak, Shukriya” ~ Fine, Thank you
  4. 4. Some Fun Facts About Pakistan • Pakistan holds four out of fourteen highest peaks in the world. K2 is the second highest mountain in the world. • Pakistan has world’s largest irrigation system. • Pakistan is the land of one of the oldest civilizations in history (Moen Jo Daro) (Where the folklore originates from)
  5. 5. The Capital- Islamabad My Hometown!
  6. 6. Pakistani Holidays and Festivals • Eid-ul-Azha • Eid-ul-Fitr • Eid-ul-Milad-un-Nabi • Independence Day (14th Aug, 1947) • Basant
  7. 7. • Pakistani Food – Fried – Rice and Bread – Spicy • Famous Pakistani Dishes: – Biryani – Chicken Tikka – Halwa Puri – Milk Tea – Lassi
  8. 8. My Home and Family in Pakistan
  9. 9. World Folklore: Shah Jo Risalo • Known to be originally compiled by Sufi Poet Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. • A compilation of seven stories based on seven heroines (also known as seven queens in Sindhi culture). • These romantic tales of Bhittai are commonly known as – – – – – – – Momal Rano Umar Marui Sohni Mehar Lilan Chanesar Noori Jam Tamachi Sassui Punnhun Sorath - Rai Diyach • Along with the tales of Heer Ranjha and Mirza Sahiba from Punjab.
  10. 10. Reception of the Tales • The Seven Queens are celebrated throughout Sindh for their positive qualities: their – Honesty, Integrity, Piety and Loyalty. • They are also valued for their bravery and their willingness to risk their lives in the name of love. • They are used as metaphors for high spiritual life.
  11. 11. The Tales in Art, Music and Culture
  12. 12. Reflections and Discussion

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