VAR: (LEGENDARY EPIC ON BHATTI AND LAK TRIBES)

  • Saeed Bhutta Punjab University, Lahore
Keywords: Punjabi Literature, Social History, Var, Oral History

Abstract

Meer Moazzam was alive till the third decade of the nineteenth century. He wrote several legendary epics in Punjabi language. The epic under study in this research paper is relating to a battle that took place during the first half of the seventeenth century. This epic focuses on differences among Lak, Bhatti, and Syed tribes of Jhang and Sargodha and appreciates the bravery of heroes. The depiction of central character of this story, Lakhi Bhatti, has a special literary significance in Punjabi epic literature. The poet has an extraordinary capacity to describe things with brevity. In addition to the prevalent meter of the epic, he has experimented with another meter, Sud also.

Published
2019-07-02