AN ANALYSIS OF PASHTO NOVEL

ABSTRACT

This article attempts to analyze the origin and development of Pashto novel. The origin of novel is in 18th C Europe. In Pashto, novel appeared in translated form in the late 19th C., however, there existed dastans prior to it. Therefore, first, the Pashto prose, then Pashto dastan (story), and, at the end, Pashto novel, will be examined. Descriptive and analytical methods were used for studying and analyzing the English, Pashto, and Urdu literatures on Pashto novel, from both sides of the Durand Line.

Irfan Ali Shah, Dr. Noor Muhammad Danish Bettani