THE TWO NATIONALIST SUFIS,HAMZA SHINWARI AND SHAH LATIF BHITAI

ABSTRACT

Nationalism is the soul of a nation. No nation may survive without this natural phenomenon. It is the tool of identity. The concept of the nationalism was introduced in 17th and 18th century. But as we know that literature is the way of expression. The nationalist used literature for their nationalist movements in the pre historic period. But here in this region the poets have used their poetic visions for their nations. Though their languages are not the same but their views are the same for their nation because the region is same the land is same. In those poets the two Sufis, Shah Latif and Hamza Shinwarihave the unique style because they both are the Sufis and they also have the vision of nationalism in their poetry. We will discuss here that aspect of their poetry with reference to their own style. Because the both mentioned poets are Sufis but not culturally and identically same.

Dr. Abaseen Yousafzai, Tufail Ahmad Zaryab Yousafzai