Rohi Mataluna

Pashto Proverbs, Revised and Expanded Edition

Edited by Leonard N. Bartlotti, Raj Wali Shah Khattak

By Mohammad Nawaz Tair

Translated by Thomas C. Edwards

Rohi Mataluna

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  • ISBN: 9781606082034
  • Pages: 412
  • Publication Date: 3/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $47.00
Web Price: $37.60
Web Price: $37.60

Rohi Mataluna

Pashto Proverbs, Revised and Expanded Edition

Edited by Leonard N. Bartlotti, Raj Wali Shah Khattak

By Mohammad Nawaz Tair

Translated by Thomas C. Edwards

paperback-logo

PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781606082034
  • Pages: 412
  • Publication Date: 3/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $47.00
Web Price: $37.60

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"For a Pashtun, the world is a dangerous place. . . . To negotiate such a world, a man or woman needs wise words. . . . Pashto proverbs provide critical lessons about faith and honor, human nature and relationships, friends and enemies, power and revenge, in short, how to live in a society that is at once fragrant with friendship, fraught with ambiguities, and seared by treachery."

You are invited to look into the world of the Pashtun through the pages of Rohi Mataluna: Pashto Proverbs. This selection of 1,350 Pashto proverbs (mataluna) from the mountainous (rohi) Afghan borderlands, with English translation and cultural annotations, aims to preserve some of the original flavor of an oral literature that reflects a traditional culture now facing turmoil and inevitable change.

This second edition has been completely updated, revised, and expanded with new material, while taking care to preserve and honor the original work of the first edition. It includes:

-- Cultural background and context of the Afghan frontier
-- Explanations of key words and concepts
-- Examples of the use of texts in social situations
-- Observations on the form and structure of proverbs
-- Parallel and variant texts
-- Background stories
-- Index of key words, persons, and places

This book will appeal to readers and students of Pashto and English, to scholars and tourists, to anthropologists and folklorists, and to all those interested in learning more about the Pashtun people of the Afghan frontier.

Contributors-

Leonard N. Bartlotti
Raj Wali Shah Khattak
Mohammad Nawaz Tair
Thomas C. Edwards

Bio(s)-

Rohi Mataluna: Pashto Proverbs is based on the work of MOHAMMAD NAWAZ TAIR, University Professor in Pashto Language and Literature and former Director of the Pashto Academy, University of Peshawar and THOMAS C. EDWARDS, Assistant Professor of the Humanities Department, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, who worked with Professor Tair to translate the proverbs from Pashto to English.

LEONARD N. BARTLOTTI is Associate Professor of Intercultural Studies at Biola University (La Mirada, CA), and was the Founder and former Executive Director of the InterLit Foundation. An ethnographic folklorist and anthropologist of Islam, Dr. Bartlotti is a consultant to humanitarian organizations.

DR. RAJ WALI SHAH KHATTAK is the Director of the Pashto Department of the University of Peshawar (Pakistan), and was Director of the Pashto Academy, University of Peshawar from 1995 until 2005. He has published materials on Pashtun language and culture in both English and Pashto.

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