Pashto literature and poetry

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Pashto literature and poetry (Pashto: پښتو ليكنې‎) refers to literature and poetry in Pashto language.

Notable figures

  • Amir Kror Suri, son of Amir Polad Suri, is an 8th-century folk hero and king from the Ghor region of Afghanistan[1][2]
  • Pir Roshan, Pashto poet known for assembling Pashtun armies to fight against the Mughal emperor Akbar. Pir Roshan founded the 16th-century Roshanniya movement and wrote the Pashto book Khayr al-Bayān to present his philosophical ideas
  • Shaikh Mali, narrated the Yusufzai conquest of Swat, and devised rules for distribution of land and water rights which became known as da Shekh Mālī daftar
  • Khushal Khan Khattak, a 17th-century warrior-poet who preached the unity of all Pashtuns
  • Rahman Baba, one of the greatest Pashto poets of all times, whose works are every bit as important to the Pashtun as William Shakespeare is to the English. His works are spiritual[3]
  • Muhammad Akbar Khadim (Pashto)
  • Akmal Asad Abadi (Pashto)
  • Zahir Shah Zahir (Pashto, Urdu)
  • Afzal Khan Khattak (Pashto)
  • Ashraf Khan Khattak (Pashto)
  • Ajmal Khattak(Pashto poet)
  • Pareshan Khattak (Pashto)
  • Khan Roshan Khan (Pashtun historian and author)
  • Nazoo Anaa (Pashto)
  • Ghani Khan (Pashto)
  • Rahmat Shah Saayel (Pashto)
  • Hamza Baba (Pashto)
  • Kabir Stori (Pashto)
  • Karwan (Pashto)
  • Hilal Hamdaan (Pashto poet)
  • Ahmad Shah Baba (Pashto)
  • Shah Shuja (Pashto)
  • Timur Shah (Pashto)
  • Prof.Jamil Yousafzai(Prose writer and historian)
  • Akbar Hoti (prose writer and poet)<><>

See also


  1. ^ Afghan Monarchs: Sher Shah Suri, Amanullah Khan, Habibullah Khan, Amir Kror Suri. London: General Books. 2010. p. 26. ISBN 9781156384251. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  2. ^ Afghanistan. 20–22. Historical Society of Afghanistan. 1967. p. 47. Retrieved 2010-09-26.
  3. ^ "Rahman Baba: Poet of the Pashtuns". BBC News. February 21, 2005. Retrieved 2011-07-10.

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