Effects of Arabic, Sanskrit and Persian on Punjabi Tale


Punjabi language is one of the anciant and prominent language of the Indo Pak. Reason being the words of Sanskrit, Arabic, Persian and Greek languages are included in Punjabi language. This research article presents that folk tales of Punjabi reflects the effect of Rigvaid, Maha bharat and Ramain in Sanskrit.The Arabic language being the language of Quran also reflects the Punjabi folk tales.The Persian language come in Indo Pak with rulers of Gazni,Tajikstan and Iran who invaded the Indo Pak, therefore the effect of Persian language is certain. The Punjabi poets not only used the Arabic, Persian and Sansikrat words in folk tales but also, the tale (Qissa) of Yusuf Zuleikha. This is because the folk tale in Punjabi like Heer Ranjha, Sasi Punun, Sohni Mahiwal and Mirza Sahiban are obvious and reflect of this languages.
Keywords: Punjabi, folk, Tales, Heer Waris Shah, Mirza Sahiban, Sohni, Mahiwal, Hafiz Barkhurdar, Arabic, Sansicrat, Persian

Dr. Samina Batool

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