is a multi-lingual country. No less than 24 languages and dialects are spoken by the people of Pakistan. There are five regional languages. Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto, Balochi, and Kashmiri. These languages are rich in literature, poetry, folk songs, and spiritual quotes of their respective saints and contribute...
all its provinces. The activities of these groups have had varying impact on the political history of Pakistan. This paper analyses the impact of the Sindhi ethnic society (also known as the "Jeeya Sindh movement") on the political history of Pakistan during the 1970s. I then provide a critique of the government's...
largest ethnic group in Pakistan. Sindh lies in the southeastern portion of the country, bordering India and the Indian Ocean. The majority of the Sindhi are engaged in irrigation farming. Their main crops include wheat, rice, cotton, sugarcane, various fruits and oilseed. The Sindhi's living in...
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, a Pakistani of Sindhi descent. Her paternal grandfather was Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto.
Bhutto was raised to speak both English and Urdu. English was her first language, while she was fluent in Urdu. Despite her family being Sindhi speakers, her Sindhi skills were almost non-existent. She...
characterised by its multi-linguistic, multi-ethnic, and
class-divided texture. With four separate ethno linguistic groups dominating each province: Sindhis in Sindh, Punjabis in Punjab, Baluch in Balochistan
and Pashtuns in the North West Frontier Province. Sindh with 46 million inhabitants and Punjab...
are Muslims by birth and faith.
The society and culture of Pakistan comprises numerous diverse cultures and ethnic groups from the Punjabis and Sindhis in the east to the tribal cultures of the Baloch and Pashtun in the west and the ancient Dardic in the north. These Pakistani cultures have been greatly...
Shah Abdul Karim, the saint
and the Founding Father of Sindhi Literature
Until lately, Shah Abdul Karim of Bulri was called “The Morning Star of Sindhi Literature“, meaning, to be the one and only earliest poet whose poetry has reached us in written form and the shape of the verses...
East, in which, besides saying some sensible things, she freely boasted, and exaggerated her paternal ancestors’ landed property and high station in Sindhi feudal society.
This time round, we meet a woman who is devoted to her idea of reconciliation between Islam, democracy and the West. Many years ago...
was branded as a symbol of Muslims in sub-continent. This article explains that Sindhis and Bengalis presumed that they were being ruled over by Punjabis, thus they started movements like Bengali language movement and Sindhi language movement in response to this hegemony in the state. There were some...
Pakistan has been experiencing ethno-national movements since her independence from the colonial rulers. The Bengali, Balochi nationalism, Sindhi regionalism and Pashtun separatism were the burning issues. These issues always caused a great threat to the federation of Pakistan. Punjab is always...
Islam, though Jinnah later converted to Twelver Shi'a Islam. Their mother tongue was Gujarati, however, in time they also came to speak Kutchi, Sindhi, Urdu and English.
The young Jinnah, a restless student, studied at several schools: at the Sindh-Madrasa-tul-Islam in Karachi; briefly at the...
a in a historical perspective of Sindh as its an ancient province whose civilization stretches back to the earliest human settlements. The ancient Sindhi people embraced a peaceful way of life. Mohenjo-Daro, a city that flourished in 2600 B.C., showed advanced city planning and well developed arts, yet...
evolve a common nationality'.9 On another occasion he insisted that the foundations of Pakistan's democracy must
8 N.A. Boreham, 'Communal Politics, Sindhi Separatism, and the Creation of Pakistan' (Unpublished PhD, University of New England, 1998). 9 Quaid-i-Azam Speaks: His Vision of Pakistan (Karachi:...
country uses as the medium of instruction.
The official language of Pakistan is Urdu and English whereas the provincial languages
include the Punjabi, Sindhi, Pashto and Balochi. However, the Brahui, Hindko and Siraiki also
uses in different regions of the country.
Most of the families used their native...
ECONOMICS, HISTORY OF MUSLIM RULE IN IND-PAK, INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY, ENGLISH, SINDHI (COMPULSARY), CIVILIZATION & CULTURE, BASIC MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS FOR ECONOMICS, HISTORY OF EUROPE, APPLIED SOCIOLOGY, ENGLISH, SINDHI (COMPULSARY), RURAL DEVELOPMENT, ECONOMICS, HISTORY OF EUROPE, APPLIED SOCIOLOGY...
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SUBMITTED BY: MUHAMMAD SHEERAZ SOOMRO (3rd SEMESTER)
G.M. Sayed was Sindhi nationalist politician whose personality has always been prone to contradictory views and sometimes to angry public discussion. Being a strict nationalist...
Glossary[->14]). They are Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. (Precise numbers of speakers of these languages are not known. They were not reported in the 1991 census, and estimates are...