Black History Month: Punjabi Folk Myth and Culture Before Partition

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Glasgow City Chambers

82 George Street

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Punjabi Folk Myth and Culture before Partition

Dr Churnjeet Mahn presents an overview of how British scholars produced the first printed collections of Punjabi folk-tales in the 19th century. What happens to an oral culture when it is translated and transferred to print? The collections made simplistic divisions between Sikhs, Hindus and Muslims to create a misunderstanding of Punjabi folk culture that persisted in British writing about Punjab.

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