Epical Elements in Pashto Tappa\protect \RLپښتو ټپه (bibtex)
by Noor Muhammad Danish Bettani
Abstract:
This paper examines epical elements in Pashto Tappa. Pashto Tappa, a unique and popular genre of Pashto folk Poetry, or expressive song, composed and sung by men and women alike, has been instrumental in depicting the emotions and expressions of Pashtuns since ages. It has reflected the social, cultural and religious expression of Pashtuns. The traits of velour, honour, and prestige of Pashtuns in times of war and battles against the invaders or outsiders such as, the Mughals, British have been articulated in Tappa. Besides, the elements of love existing in Pashtuns, also articulated in Tappa. Possessing tremendous creative possibilities, Pashto Tappa can be manipulated according to myriad situations. A highly-valued verse form, it has been a popular and distinguished way of expressing emotions and feelings in verse. Poetry sung in Tappa, expresses intense emotions with deeper thought and effect. It also reflects the Pashtun code of life, Pashtunwali, and the cultural development associated with the epical elements. Due to these aspects, Pashto Tappa has its own individuality, popularity and importance in Pashto literature.
Reference:
Epical Elements in Pashto Tappa\protect \RLپښتو ټپه (Noor Muhammad Danish Bettani), In Pashto, volume 46, 2017.
Bibtex Entry:
@Article{2017-Pasht-46-Bettani-EpicalElem,
Title = {Epical Elements in Pashto Tappa\protect \RL{پښتو ټپه}},
Author = {Noor Muhammad Danish Bettani},
Journal = {Pashto},
Year = {2017},
Number = {653},
Pages = {23-38},
Volume = {46},
Abstract = {This paper examines epical elements in Pashto Tappa. Pashto Tappa, a unique and popular genre of Pashto folk Poetry, or expressive song, composed and sung by men and women alike, has been instrumental in depicting the emotions and expressions of Pashtuns since ages. It has reflected the social, cultural and religious expression of Pashtuns. The traits of velour, honour, and prestige of Pashtuns in times of war and battles against the invaders or outsiders such as, the Mughals, British have been articulated in Tappa. Besides, the elements of love existing in Pashtuns, also articulated in Tappa. Possessing tremendous creative possibilities, Pashto Tappa can be manipulated according to myriad situations. A highly-valued verse form, it has been a popular and distinguished way of expressing emotions and feelings in verse. Poetry sung in Tappa, expresses intense emotions with deeper thought and effect. It also reflects the Pashtun code of life, Pashtunwali, and the cultural development associated with the epical elements. Due to these aspects, Pashto Tappa has its own individuality, popularity and importance in Pashto literature.},
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Timestamp = {2018-01-17}
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