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Archive for November, 2015

Regional and Provincial Languages of Pakistan Posted by on Nov 18, 2015

“Sindhi” is the language widely spoken in the lower Sind province and is one of the oldest native languages of the subcontinent. With its unique spoken accent and four dots, it is very pleasant to listen to. 12% people, mainly in Sind speak Sindhi. Sindhi word is derived from the river Indus Called Sindh or Sindhu…

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Urdu’s Dual Nature Posted by on Nov 16, 2015

Urdu is both an aristocratic language as well as the commoner’s language.  It is the commoner’s language because in fact the later Mughals had become almost (though not quite) commoners, having lost their Empire.  It is at the same time not the common man’s language, since the common man’s language is Hindustani, not Urdu.  The…

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From Urdu to Hindi and Farsi Posted by on Nov 14, 2015

As an Urdu speaker, I had always felt it would be simple to learn Hindi and Farsi. The first shares the grammar and much of the essential vocabulary, differing only in script; the second shares the script and a considerable number of words, differing in construction of sentences and manner of speaking. I had always…

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Difference between Ghazal and Nazm Posted by on Nov 12, 2015

Urdu poetry is appreciated and loved by even those who do not understand a single written word in Urdu. This is because Urdu poetry is very melodious and meaningful and becomes very powerful when it gets the support of a musical composition. There are many different forms of Urdu poetry and the most popular ones…

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Forts in Pakistan Posted by on Nov 10, 2015

Although most parts of Fort Royal were built by Mughal emperor, Akbar the Great around 1566 AD, there was evidence that mud fort existed there in 1021 when Mahmood of Ghazna invaded the area . Akbar demolished the old mud fort and constructed most of the modern Fort, as we see today on the old…

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