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Vortrag: Zentralasien-Seminar |Taliban influence on Pashto Literature

Vortrag | Berlin | 25.04.2016 | 18:00 c.t. Uhr | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

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Voices from Inside - Reflections on Militancy and Talibanization in the Pashto Poetry of Swat

The district of Swat is located in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. For centuries Swat has been a center of the development of Pashto literature. In the 1990s Swat got under the influence of the war in Afghanistan. Later on the valley gained ambiguous fame through some horrid activities of the Taliban in this region.In his presentation Muhammad Ali Dinakhel analyzes how the general militarization of Swat and the actions of the Taliban in particular are reflected in Pashto literature. He introduces Pashto folklore as well as Pashto poetry and to a certain extent also Pashto prose written by authors from Swat that deal with these subjects.

Muhammad Ali Dinakhel holds a master degree in the field of Pashto language and literature from the University of Malakand in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and a Master of Philosophy from Allama Iqbal Open University in Islamabad, Pakistan. At the moment he is finishing his PhD study in the field of Pakistani languages with specialization in Pashto at Allama Iqbal Open University in Islamabad. His PhD thesis presents a cultural and civilizational study of Pashto literature in Swat from early times to 2012.Currently Muhammad Ali Dinakhel is a visiting scholar at the Central-Asian Seminar of Berlin Humboldt University.

Zeit und Ort:

25.04.2016,  18.00 c.t. Uhr

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Invalidenstraße 118, Raum 507 (5. OG)

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  • Humboldt University, Literature, Pakistan, Taliban