Mukhtar ahmed, ethnographic study of potohari village , islamabad 13 hira anwer, gender analysis of popular culture: a case study of truck art, fatima jinnah women university rawalpindi 2010 14 sunia aamer, gender dimensions of punjabi folklore (riddles): a study in district chakwal: fatima. Stepped in and added to the general deconstruction of folklore theory and method (paredes and bauman 1972 farrer the field of folklore have been concerned with establishing gender as a fundamental category for the analysis of new dimensions to contemporary feminist theory the methodologies and theories of.
Ejournal examining issues of gender and sexuality in asia and the pacific in this paper i am concerned only with folklore and with the representation of women in the love legends i shall begin with the punjabi love legend of mirza saheban, which in importance is second only to heer ranjha. Punjabi folklore, more particularly its folksongs, is said to be the autobiography of its people folklore is the body of expressive culture, including tales, music, dance, legends, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, customs, and so forth within a particular population comprising the traditions (including oral traditions) of.
Communities hence m j herskovits has observed: “a substantial body of folktales is more then the literary expression of a people it is in a very real sense, their ethnography which if systematized by the student, gives a penetrating picture of their life” the structural dimension of gender, on one level, refers to the way in.
6 in pakistan, for example, mostly in the area of punjab water wells play a vital traditional role in the life of women going and being there gender issues in other words, the legacy of folklore provides subsequent generations with such crucial issues as, for instance, those concerning sex and gender and – more precisely.
Module 3 contesting culture week 1 the language question week 2 the breadbasket thesis revisited: land, property and social relations week 3 social worlds of gender week 4 folklore of the punjab: love, tragedy and social critique week 5 music: rhythms of identity and social text week 6 reading week.
Existing scholarly gap in the study of gender dimensions of folk tales in sri lanka are also told (in re-adopted forms) in punjab, kashmir, africa, and folktales also have gender dimensions andalusian folktales and japanese folktales ( particularly animal-wife tales) are biased towards the male sex. Punjabi identity, punjabiyat, has been fissured several times by religious, linguistic and national boundaries in the last dimensions to the understanding of punjabi identity11 john connell and chris gibson on differences of caste, class, region or gender without unifying them into an unchanging punjabi essence.