Pashto literature and poetry

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  • Amir Kror Suri
    Amir Kror Suri
    Amir Kror Suri , also known as Jahan Pahlawan, is a legendary character in Pashtun national history and is claimed to have become the governor of Mandesh in Ghor.- Description in Pashtun folklore :...

    , son of Amir Polad Suri, is an 8th century folk hero
    Folk hero
    A folk hero is a type of hero, real, fictional, or mythological. The single salient characteristic which makes a character a folk hero is the imprinting of the name, personality and deeds of the character in the popular consciousness. This presence in the popular consciousness is evidenced by...

     and king from the Ghor region of Afghanistan
    Afghanistan
    Afghanistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located in the centre of Asia, forming South Asia, Central Asia and the Middle East. With a population of about 29 million, it has an area of , making it the 42nd most populous and 41st largest nation in the world...

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  • Khushal Khan Khattak
    Khushal Khan Khattak
    Khushal Khan Khattak was a prominent Pashtun malik, poet, warrior,A charismatic personality and tribal chief of the Khattak tribe. He wrote a huge collection of Pashto poems during the Mughal Empire in the 17th century, and admonished Pashtuns to forsake their divisive tendencies and unite...

    , 17th century Pashto poet
    Pashto language
    Pashto , known as Afghani in Persian and Pathani in Punjabi , is the native language of the indigenous Pashtun people or Afghan people who are found primarily between an area south of the Amu Darya in Afghanistan and...

    -warrior
    Warrior
    A warrior is a person skilled in combat or warfare, especially within the context of a tribal or clan-based society that recognizes a separate warrior class.-Warrior classes in tribal culture:...

     from Akora Khattak
    Akora Khattak
    Akora Khattak is a city along the Peshawar-Rawalpindi road, in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.-Birthplace of Khushal Khan Khattak:Akora Khattak is the birth place and burial place of the famous poet Khushal Khan Khattak...

     in today's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
    Pakistan
    Pakistan , officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a sovereign state in South Asia. It has a coastline along the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by Afghanistan and Iran in the west, India in the east and China in the far northeast. In the north, Tajikistan...

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  • Rahman Baba
    Rahman Baba
    Abdul Rahman Baba is popularly known as Rahman Baba , was a Pashtun Muslim poet from Peshawar in modern-day Pakistan who remains the most popular poet among the Pashtuns...

    , one of the greatest Pashto poets of all times, whose works are every bit as important to the Pashtun as William Shakespeare is to the English. His works are spiritual.
  • Nazoo Anaa
    Nazoo Anaa
    Nazo Tokhi, known mostly as Nazo Ana or Nazoo Anaa, was a prominent Pashtun female poet and a literary figure of the Pashto language. Mother of the famous early-18th century Afghan King Mir Wais, she grew up in an influential family in the Kandahar region...

     (Pashto)
  • Ghani Khan
    Ghani Khan
    Ghani Khan is widely considered as one of the best Pashto language poets of the 20th century, along with Ameer Hamza Shinwari. He stands on a par with Khushal Khan Khattak and Rahman Baba. He was also a respected writer and artist...

     (Pashto)
  • Hamza Baba
    Ameer Hamza Shinwari
    Ameer Hamza Shinwari , born in Landi Kotal in the year 1907 and died in February 1994, was a famous Pashtun poet. He Belonged to the Shinwari tribe of the ethnic Pashtuns. Ameer Hamza's work is considered a fusion between classic and modern poetry...

     (Pashto)
  • Ajmal Khattak
    Ajmal Khattak
    Ajmal Khattak was a Pakistani politician, writer, Pashtun poet, Khudai Khidmatgar, former President of Awami National Party and close friend of the late Khan Wali Khan....

     (Pashto)
  • Kabir Stori
    Kabir Stori
    Dr. Kabir Stori is considered as one of the Pashto language prominent patriotic poet from Afghanistan. He was also a talented writer who wrote books on psychology in Pashto language.-Life:...

     (Pashto)
  • Babarzai (Pashto)
  • Karwan
    Karwan
    Karwan is a major suburb in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is a part of the old city of Hyderabad.It is 10 km away from the IT hubs like Gachibowli, HITECH City etc.-Culture:...

     (Pashto)
  • Malang Jan Baba
    Malang Jan
    -Early life & education:Malang Jan was born as Mohammad Amin in Bihsud District of Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. When he was only 3 years old, his father, Abdul Shakoor died. He was 15 years old when he along with his family moved to Kama District in search of work. Few years later he went to...

     (Pashto)
  • Shah Sayed Miran (Pashto)
  • Shah Sayed Guloon (Pashto)
  • Ahmad Shah Baba
    Ahmad Shah Durrani
    Ahmad Shah Durrani , also known as Ahmad Shāh Abdālī and born as Ahmad Khān, was the founder of the Durrani Empire in 1747 and is regarded by many to be the founder of the modern state of Afghanistan.Ahmad Khan enlisted as a young soldier in the military of the Afsharid kingdom and quickly rose...

     (Pashto)
  • Shah Shuja
    Shah Shuja
    Shāh Shujā was the second son of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and empress Mumtaz Mahal.-Governor of Bengal:Emperor Shah Jahan appointed Shah Shuja as the Subahdar or governor of Bengal in 1639. In 1642, Shuja was also given the charge of the province of Orissa. He ruled the provinces for more...

     (Pashto)
  • Timur Shah (Pashto)
  • Hamid of Kashmir (Pashto)
  • Mohammad Amin Zazai (Pashto)
  • Abdul Qader Khattak (Pashto)
  • Ashraf Hejri (Pashto)
  • Abdul Hamid Mohmand (Pashto)
  • Kazim Khan Shaida (Pashto)
  • Pir Mohammad Kakar (Pashto)
  • Bait Neka (Pashto)
  • Rahmat Aziz Chitrali (Pashto/Khowar/Urdu)

  • Sohail Dari Dr Mohammad Asef Sohail
  • Ali Khan (Pashto)
  • Abdul Hanan Barakzai (Pashto)
  • Zia Sahar Utman Khal
  • Ziaurrehman (ZIA) from Wahdat.

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