4 Shahra-e-Fatima Jinnah
Sunday, 16 October 2011
Sunday, 6 February 2011
brother of Puran Bhagat..who goes to play with Raja Sirkup who had
trained mice to tamper with the pieces of chausar...Raja Risalu brings a
cat with him to counter the evil machinations of Raja Sirkup. Today the
... cat is sleeping!
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Thursday, 6 August 2009
Ranjha is a recurrent symbol in Punjabi poetry. It wouldn't be out of place to call it an architype. Ranjha is creative; he is a musician and committed to his cause (Heer). He crosses the river (the divide of class, ownership and traditions) to meet Heer. He crosses the river between given relationships and relationship of choice. He is a faqir who lands in a barren garden that becomes green. He is a symbol of productivity and fertility. His flute plays the sur of consciousness. Five saints (punj peer) (five senses) bless him with Heer. His breath creates magic through the flute and captures the minds and hearts of people because of the truthfulness of his art. Flute is the symbol of creation of universe. The breath blown into flute comes out in the form of different musical tones, similarly the reality is one but its outward manifestations are different.
We are as the flute, and the music in us is from thee;
we are as the mountain and the echo in us is from thee. (Rumi)
Friday, 31 July 2009
Friday, 24 July 2009
Monday, 1 June 2009
a Faqir landing in a barren and infertile garden, while the women of the city are infertile and domestic animals stop producing milk. I interpret this folk lore as an absence of creativity in society. The parasites rule in this land and therefore productivity stops. Ranjha is creative, a lover and revolts against all the oppressing system. The blossoming of the garden after the arrival of Ranjha is the seed of change. snake and peocock are the vehicles that take him to the tree of knowledge