Baloch women’s contribution in poetry

BY Sameera A. Wahid

By reading the portion of poetry in Balochi literature none ignores the contributions of female poetries and poetic creativities; one can get a plethora of thought provoking characters that were born to be the symbols of change and courage. They are the role models for their upcoming generation. Their way of living, inspirational thoughts paved the way for their success which taken them away from the cures of gloomy into lightness.

It gives me an immense pleasure to mention the name of those most vivacious personalities who made their eternal contributions to balochi literature and culture. The fascinating shadow of rhymes of Mahzan, Hani, Seemuk, Banul Dashtyari and Bibi Gohar Malik, who are amalgams of different sense thrills in the history of Balochi fiction. Sporadically, their poetries and committed service were devoted to Balochi literature, discusses the Real affection of women, their feelings and their conditions.

In this regard, I won’t be wrong to quote the example of a Baloch historical female poetess whose contribution in balochi poetry is commendable, whose contribution in balochi poetry is praiseworthy, and whose inspirational thoughts had mesmerized much reader. The name which Balochi literature will always be proud of is Bibi Banul Dashtyari whose was the daughter of the first Baloch Ghazal poet ‘’Malang Shah Hashmi’’. Her real name was Sayada Saifi, a resident of Karachi. In order to extend the horizons of his knowledge, she fought with tooth and nail.

Her husband name was Israr Asif, whose stimulating support made her be heart filled with the love of literature. Moreover, her second teacher was the historical man of Balochi, Sayad Zahoor Shah Hashmi whose brotherly teaching spirits made her heart filled with interminable love for balochi. Her poetry portrays the image of women very skillfully and her thoughts convey the hidden feelings of love. Furthermore, her love for the Balochi literature was proved when a magazine namely “Zamana” in which her literary columns often got published, “Bali Kapot” lasting from December 1968 to May 1970, which is said to be one of the evidences of her everlasting work .her unending work will always be remembered in the cannels of history with golden words. She kicked the bucket on 12th November 1992.

History will never forget such committed and challenge facer writers’ whose thoughts provoking characters persuade us to say “yes we can”. Therefore, I can only suggest the reader to read the rhymes of Baloch women.


Posted on December 29, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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