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2022, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part C

Study of contemporary Pashto story writing in the light of historical consciousness

Author(s): Mohammad Zarin Anzor

Abstract: Pashto fiction literature is an interesting part of the study of contemporary fiction in relation to the history of Pashtuns. This study explores the aspect of contemporary literature. What the Pashto story has to do with history, the historical struggles of the Pashtuns and how much and how the historical consciousness of the Pashtuns is reflected in the Pashto stories.
There are not many historical stories in Pashto, but most of them have preserved important historical chapters of Pashtun national struggle in their artistic-narrative form.
The first published short story in Afghanistan, written by Ustad Abdul Hai Habibi, "Brave Pashtun Lady" is a historical story. The subject matter of this story is the manifestation of one aspect of the Anglo-Afghan war and the Pashtun struggle.
In Pakhtunkhwa, along with the efforts of ‘Afghans Reform Society’ and ‘Servants of God’ movements, literature also joined these national-historical efforts and many writers wrote anti-colonial and anti-despotism works. Master Abdul Karim, Mehdi Shah Mehdi, Ajmal Khattak, Wali Mohammad Tofan, and many others are worth mentioning.
Literature, especially fiction, has played a significant role in the development and dissemination of historical consciousness in Afghanistan and Pakhtunkhwa.

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Mohammad Zarin Anzor. Study of contemporary Pashto story writing in the light of historical consciousness. Int J Multidiscip Trends 2022;4(1):128-132.
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