Urdu Language having traditions of 800 hundred Years

Jan 6, 2011

Dastaan in Urdu

Urdu literature is mainly consists of poetry than prose. The prose in Urdu language main related to ancient form long epic stories called Dastaan originally it was written in Persian language. These epic stories are generally about magic, fantastic creature or on an event in a very complex manner.

Dastaan was originally started in the Iran and was commonly used by the storytellers later on it was adopted by the several writer of that time. Dastaan mainly focuses on folklore, myths and classical literary subjects. Dastaan was specifically common in Urdu literature, typologically Dastaan is close to eastern genres of literature such as Punjabi qissa, Persian masnawi, Sindhi waqayati bait, etc.

The oldest Dastaaan in Urdu literature is Dastan-i-Amir Hamra originated in early seventeen century and the Bustan-iKhayal (doesnot existed these days) 'The Garden of Imagination' or 'The Garden of Khayal' by Mir Taqi Khayal.

Mostly the narrative Dastaan are written in 19th century. The Dastaans are full of 'wandering', theme adopted from the folklore of the Middle East, central Asia and northern India. Some Dastaan of nineteenth century are Bagh-oBahar ('The Garden and spring') by Mir Amman, Mazhab-i-Lshq (The Religion of Love) by Nihalchand Lahori, Araish-i-Mahfil ('The Adornment of the Assembly') by Hyderbakhsh Hyderi, Gulzar-i-Chin ('The Flower Bed of Chin') by Khalil Ali Khan Ashq


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