Journal of Research (Urdu), BZU - Multan

(جرنل آف ریسرچ (اردو

Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan (Pakistan)
ISSN (print): 1726-9067
ISSN (online): 1816-3424

منشایاد کے افسانوں میں رسوماتی و توہماتی عناصر

  • Dr. Muhammad Masood Abbasi/
  • Dr. Muhammad Gul Faraz Abbasi/
  • June 30, 2021
Ritual and Superstitious Elements in Manshayad's Short Stories
Short Story, Manshyad, Supernatural, Feudalistic, Symbolic

Mansha Yad is a name of well-known symbolic short story writer. In his specific style, he narrated and painted the real picture of both rural & urban life of Pakistan. In Pakistan, there is a vast difference between Rural & Urban communities in terms of living style, customs and standards. Comparatively rural area is not only more populated but more ignorant also. The entire atmosphere is overwhelmed by supernatural and feudalistic elements. In this article, the author tried to give a bird eye view of Mansha's stories to reach the roots of customs in a symbolic way.


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Dr. Muhammad Masood Abbasi

Assistant Professor

Department of Urdu, AJK University, Muzaffarabad


  • 0092 315 5079820

Department of English, Kohsaar University, Murree



Type: Article
Volume: 37
Issue: 1
Language: Urdu
Id: 60ead188a5d2e
Pages 89 - 98
Discipline: Urdu
Published June 30, 2021


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