You may have heard and read the names of these few characters of Pakistani folk tales and the stories attributed to them.
Not only are names like Sassi, Marvi, Shireen, and Leila common to us, but these legendary characters are described in books based on history and culture under different traditions.
When it comes to literature, folk tales and their legendary characters have been beautifully presented in poetry and prose as well. In addition, dramas were made on them which became very popular.
It will be interesting to know what areas the main characters of these folk tales belonged to.
You must have heard and read about Sassi in various references to history and culture and poetry. This is the character of the famous folk tale of Sindh and Balochistan. Tradition has it that in the love of Sassi Panu when the turning point came where separation became destiny, a new story was told. Sassi set out in search of her beloved and along the way she encountered hardships and many difficulties.
Another famous folk tale character Marvi will also be in your mind. This legendary character belongs to the Thar Desert of Sindh. According to legends, the way Omar Marvi’s story is told, Marvi is remembered for his love of the soil and his chastity.
SHIRIN / FARHAD
Everyone has heard the names of Shirin and Farhad. There is a story attributed to these two characters, on which both prose and poetry have been presented in a very beautiful way in different genres. The protagonist of this legendary story, Shirin, is said to belong to the Awaran district of Balochistan.