Volume 5 Number 5-Dec-2013

Articles




01: Importance and Analysis of Brahui folk remedies in Literature

Sani L.Ali

Pages: 01-09

Abstract

This article describes the indigenous knowledge of folk medicine which is known as Mashi a daaro in Brahui folk literature. The folk remedies of Brahui have used as indigenous treatment. The exploitation of indigenous drug resources had increased the importance of the nomadic life of Brahui. The study of indigenous knowledge in Brahui folk lore shows the literary importance about folk medicine and other useful plants. Custom knowledge is generally accepted on / conveyed from herbalist (Hakims) and "Poopoo" (Traditional herbalists). At present time transmission of such knowledge from herbalists to folks had been enormously decreased. As we learn from the history of traditional herbalist or poopoo do not tell the specific prescription to the local people. So far credit goes to Brahui folk singers especially Murad Parkoi he saved the history of several herbs in his melodious voice.It further concludes that research should be carried out in the field of phyto-chemistry, pharmacology and biotechnology of these resources in order to save Brahui indigenous remedies.

Keywords:

indigenous knowledge, folk remedies & Medicine, Mashi a daaro, indigenous treatment, nomadic life, poopoo

Sani L.Ali is with Brahui Department university of Balochistan and Editor of Al-Burz.

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02: Literary Importance of Nomadic Customs in Ancient Brahui History

Hanfee M. Ahmed

Pages: 10-32

Abstract

This research article discusses the importance of indigenous literature as a source of ancient Brahui history. The word "Pehvaali zind" in Brahui language describes a live hood of nomadic. Pehvaali zind is perfect in every dimension although no evidence of educational institute is found. A word Azmonda is used for such action which causes customs, or reflects tradition. Proverbs, riddles, Quotations and idioms shows the experiences and intellects of nomadic life. These all are have their social values and literary importance.

Keywords:

ancient Brahui history, Azmonda- customs, Proverbs, riddles, Quotations and idioms, intellects of nomadic life

Hanfee M.Ahmed is a literature student

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03: A Psychological analysis of Brahui Riddles

Shah Mehbob

Pages: 33-44

Abstract

This article shows the importance of Brahui Riddles "Chacha" intellectually meaning of "Chacha" the proper usage of Brahui riddles, it further describes that "Chacha" is not playing tool but it increases the mantel capacity and I.Q. it polishes the personality and increases awareness about the fruits, valuable areas, of a country. The Brahui "Chacha" or riddles strengthen their audience and player in depressed situations that how to handle in such movement. Finally this indigenous knowledge of Brahui has positive approach for society.

Keywords:

Brahui Riddles, Chacha, mantel capacity, increases awareness, positive approach

Shah Mehbob is a Brahui Story writer.

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04: Study of Terminology in Brahui Language

Murad Afzal

Pages: 45-52

Abstract

This scholarly article reflects the terminological deficiency of Brahui language. Due to such linguistics institution and learned scholar Brahui language has been shifting and taking barrowed from English, Urdu, Sindhi, Pashto and Balochi. Department of Brahui can initiate a step or institution in the supervision of Dr.Liaqat Sani to resolve terminological issues in Brahui. With the passage of time literature and Language needs promotion in its self. This article may cause to commence an idea to make consensus about to resolve Brahui lingual issues.

Keywords:

Term-deficency, Language Shifting, Language- promotion, Brahui lingual issues

Murad Afzal is literary intellectual and Regional director of Pakistan Academy of letters.

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