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About the Author: Name: Obaidullah Darwesh Poetic name: Darwesh Durrani Profession: Professor English Literature Books Published: He has published 7-books mainly in Pashto poetry and prose Literature; almost all his books have won either the provincial or federal literary awards. About this Book: Title: Daa Boti Ba Lawang Shi”
Year of publication” 2009 Sonnets: 80 Poems: 20 Published by:
About the reviewer: Barkat Shah Kakar: Reviewed by Barkat Shah Kakar Faculty Member Department of Pashto University of Balochistan-Quetta email@example.com Cell # 0301-3702415
بوري مور د خپل زويي توره د خرڅلؤ دپاره راكړه چي دا يوسه تر بازاره او څراغ درسره راوړه
Years earlier, a British official, Mounstuart Elphinstone, had led a mission to Afghanistan. At one point Elphinstone argued with an old tribesman, stressing the benefits of social stability under firm government rule. “We are content with discord, we are content with alarms, we are content with blood, “the old man told him but “we will never be content with a master”. This is one of the representing quotes indicating the self image of an ordinary Afghan in the very beginning of the nineteenth century.
death. the rosy lips and peaceful spring. توره مي واخسته او مخ ته د اوبو يم روان . the survivors of war perceive the flood as a battle. Therefore it becomes necessary to see the reality with new and fresh eyes. famine. The crosscutting themes embedded in this piece of work is the deconstruction of the social and cultural frameworks for regenerating peace and stability in Pashtoon areas. The allegories and simple statements create a mindful impact on recognizing the dichotomy of good and bad wars. the poetics and literary work of Professor Darwesh Durrani has been outstanding. War can not be an option at all. simplicity. It caters 80 sonnets along with 20 poems. The series of the unholy and merciless wars has dried the tears of the average person in this part of the world. migration. One of the significant roles of the Pashtoon writers has been their holistic perspective of contextualizing the political economy and social impacts of such imposed wars. In the wake of the three decades wars. restlessness.This self image of the Afghans is artistically manipulated in the cold war era and a continued series of wars and miseries are coming to happen now under the banner of war against terrorism. The space for series of good and bad wars was created through various means which has rendered sheer miseries. In the leading scenario of Pashto poetry he has established new standards of diction and has stimulated an environment for the thoughts contained by a holistic picture of reality. The writers artistic ally questioned the moral legitimacy of wars on their land. At this edge of history it is imperative to have vivid vision which could be instrumental to see through the fog of the historically and socially constructed stereotypes which binds Pashtoon and wars as complementary entities. The canvas of poetry and art is contended with the blood and woe. 'our long-lasting wars have shaped a classical conditioning of our minds. The writers and poets have especially abandoned admiring their beloved’s tresses. unemployment and overwhelming violence especially in the Pashtoon areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan. he has artistically sketched situation concretely. In one of verse of a sonnet he narrates that. poverty. Through his unique diction. deep thoughts and rigorous practices he has consistently earned his recognition as poet in literary and popular domains of the Pashtoons in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The literature produced in this period witness a strong resistance to the war. and therefore we pull out swords even if we would have to confront with the waters of the flood”. Professor Darweesh contextualizes the historical conditioning of the people of this part of the world who are trapped in the imposed wars. the golden dusk. موږ جنګ ځپلو ته سېلب هم يو لښكر ښكاريږي We. Having an innate sensitization and profound cognition of the tragic ends of the imposed wars. “Daa Boti Ba Lawang Shi”which is an outstanding addition to the anti-war literature produced since 1979. His fourth account of poetry recently published is.
” په حال پوره نه دى خبر څوك يې راوګرځوئ Contended with faith. The war has become an enterprise and there are traders who sell and take miseries and restlessness. If not often used. Motivating our youth towards war. he intended to blow his body. His poetry at one hand questions the inherent contradictions of the Pashtoon society while on the other hand he envisions a new self image of Pashtoon which is emancipated from various stereotypes. In one of his verses he has artistically illustrated the fact that how the young generation is motivated to become fuel to the wars waged on their territories. socialization and development is one of the common fundamental questions raised.Pulling out our swords while confronting waters Professor Darweesh is a representative poet of Pashtoon society who pursues reconciliation and harmony. now such spaces are aimed to be destroyed تر څو به دوى په كلي كلي ګرځي دا به وايي For how long will they stroll our villages and spellbind the folk? چي دا مېنه دي ورانه شي او دا كلى دي ړنګ شي Wishing smash of this hut and blow of that village. The complex phenomenon of youth’s idealization of war as a religious duty and their utmost subscription to the violent activities and suicide attacks he has illustrated. they “caution. peace idealist his work establishes his image as a person who wanders in the mountains and streets for taking swords back from the people and making them part of the normal life. unmindful of the reality ځي او بې ځايه ښندي سر څوك يې راوګرځوئ Not to be convinced. . As a major slot of the intelligentsia. As a sword breaker. progressive politicians and skilled professionals have been targeted and murdered in the wake of wars. anti-war. Professor Durrani not only mourns over the ruins but is greatly concerned with the normative socialization of wars. زمو ږ ځلمي چي جن ګ ته هڅوي نور ورته وايي چي هسي كه مو ك ښي ښوو ې نو توري به مو زن ګ شي The sword gets rusted. The unprecedented wars have almost paralyzed the cultural processes in the areas therefore a dogmatic and stagnant world view superimposed by the ideals of polemic ages has given birth to diverse spaces for the unholy wars. The demolition of the selected spaces and infrastructures of education.
He prays for an infinite peace and harmony. while the leading poems are representing the stories of the very unfortunate Afghans who have been prone to the unprecedented series of wars. so now she is sitting with the unmarried widow of her son. چي بيا نه توره پورته شي نه سر په وينو رنګ شي Neither swords up again. The very inspirational poem “Da Zara Za also contain the saddening story of a woman. whose father was taken for fighting the enemies of God. she cries that it is not the tragedy that she is living with a young unmarried widow of her son but she says. The Poem “My Lute” sketches the changing patterns of the social behaviors. For the greater cause of independence. In one of his verse he narrates. The End . “if we sustained changing our enemies after every battle there is the probability that there will be widows all around us”. the young person is taken to the war and he blows himself in the war. The young maid is shown idealizing the man with gun rather than lute. nor a head wounded باداره! دغه جنګ دي د وطن اخيري جنګ شي Be it the last war of the wars of our motherland The Poems in this account contain various themes. after his martyrdom then she get married and the warlords comes and motivate her husband to help in fighting the persons who betrayed the holly movement and turned as enemies from within. This master piece will surely open new windows of comprehending the issue of the continued series of wars. With its emphatic and simplest diction this Piece of work could be rated as a new chapter in the pacifist literature of Pashto.زموږ هغه زخمونه جوړ نۀ دي دى بيا روان شو We still lick the old wounds for they went چي ترې راوړى يې ؤ شر په هغه خوا روان شو To bring new vices from the evil traders Durrani's stimulating thoughts and alluring diction is full of sentiments of regenerating pulses of hope in the hearts of the readers. Similarly the poem “The Leader” is a great allegoric piece in which the leader betrays the whole Lashkar and makes them prisoners in the city whom had shown a symbolic defeat. The poem “The empty Throne” unfolds the story of the wife of a young daily wager who loses his life in a war. her husband also becomes fuel to the war and after some years when her only son puts step in the adolescence the warlord again comes and make request for taking the young person for serving the greater cause of protecting faith and land this time from the new enemies.
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