Rewriting History of Saraiki Region: A Socio-cognitive Critique of Aslam Javed and Ashraf Javed Malik’s Poetry
Author(s) : Dr. Saeed Nasir & Dr. Saiqa Imtiaz Asif
This paper explores the dynamics of poetry to reveal how poets of the Saraiki language invest cultural and historical metaphors in the process of rewriting the history of the Saraiki Region. This phenomenon of exploration takes Socio-cognitive discourse studies as a framework of analysis while choosing Saraiki poetry as a matrix of examination. The poetic symbols serve as a guide and allow us to observe how cultural traditions are enriched with history. This quality directs us to travel back into the past to see the antiquity of the region. The paper concludes with the idea that the aesthetic form of poetry contains broader implications. It identifies that the poets of indigenous languages are consciously rewriting the history of the Saraiki region.
Keywords: Dynamics of poetry, Saraiki Region, Poetic symbols, Cultural traditions, Indigenous languages