Literary and lingual relations of Urdu and Pashto language

Abstract

The authors of this paper investigates the correlation of Pashto and Urdu existing in the same region. Although researchers believe that both belong to diverse families yet their impact on one another can not be denied. This paper traces not only the primordial signs of Pashto in the writings of Urdu scholars but also the primitive indications of Urdu in the classic literature of Pashto, such as in the poetry of Khushal Khan Khattak and Rehman Baba. They quote Khair ul Bayan too which had been composed in four languages, one of which was Urdu.

Dr. Izhar Ullah Izhar, Javed Iqbal Iqbal