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Folktales from Sindh

Musharraf Ali Farooqi introduces and translates a group of Sindhi folk tales in this collection, originally featured in the July 2014 issue of Words Without Borders.

The Folktales of Sindh: An Introduction
By Musharraf Ali Farooqi
It is likely that in the folktales preserved in the Sindhi language, we can find the structures and traces of the earliest stories from the Indus Valley Civilization.
The Great Lord Pabori
By Anonymous
“I am the Great Lord Pabori, who eats the roast of seven lions!”
Translated from Sindhi by Musharraf Ali Farooqi
The Stork and the She-Stork
By Anonymous
“I was a fool. I will die and you will live. Return to our young now!”
Translated from Sindhi by Musharraf Ali Farooqi
The Two Sparrows
By Anonymous
The cat said, “If I fetch him from down here, what will you give me?”
Translated from Sindhi by Musharraf Ali Farooqi
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