Pakistani folklore: One Thousand and One Nights, Jinn, Striped Hyena, Yusuf Khan and Sherbano, Hani and Sheh Mureed, Hamzanama, Mirza Sahiba

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: One Thousand and One Nights, Genie, Hani and Sheh Mureed, Heer Ranjha, Punjabi Kisse, Sassi Punnun, Mirza Sahiba, Sohni Mahiwal, Lila Chanesar, Pakistani Folklore, Yusuf Khan and Sherbano, Prince Saiful Malook and Badri Jamala, Lake Saiful Muluk, Dhaj, Ror Kumar, Umar Marvi, the Tale of the Four Dervishes, Yusuf and Zulaikha, ...

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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: One Thousand and One Nights, Genie, Hani and Sheh Mureed, Heer Ranjha, Punjabi Kisse, Sassi Punnun, Mirza Sahiba, Sohni Mahiwal, Lila Chanesar, Pakistani Folklore, Yusuf Khan and Sherbano, Prince Saiful Malook and Badri Jamala, Lake Saiful Muluk, Dhaj, Ror Kumar, Umar Marvi, the Tale of the Four Dervishes, Yusuf and Zulaikha, Shahdad and Mahnaz, Momal Rano, Noori Jam Tamachi, Churel, Adam Khan and Durkhanai. Excerpt: Adam Khan Aw Durkhanai is a classic Pashtun romance which has been called the Pashto Romeo and Juliet along with Yusuf Khan and Sherbano . It is considered classic pashto literature.Websites (URLs online) A hyperlinked version of this chapter is at A churel , also written as "churail", or rather "chudail" (pronounced chew-dail) (Devanagari: ) is a female ghost out of Hindu folklore. She appears either as a hideous creature with long sagging breasts and unkempt hair, or as a beautiful young woman who can charm any man. Often, her feet are backward, and she has an unnaturally long and thick black tongue. The churel is said to be the unhappy ghost of a woman who died in childbirth or while menstruating . This connection means that she sucks blood, a habit shared with another monster, the vampire , and because young men are the cause of her death, the Churel always drinks from young men, beginning with the one she loved in life. The churel usually lives near small rivers or springs. She is either seen wearing a white or a red sari , representing a widow or a bride respectively. Along with this there's also a group of people telling that a churel is a spirit with enormous power who has sacrificed herself by giving her back part of meat in some ceremony of getting powers through black magic and that they can not be sometimes be found at the place of their death too.A hyp...

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  • ISBN-13: 9781156557983
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/21/2010
  • Pages: 38
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.08 (d)

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