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2021, Vol. 3, Issue 4, Part C

Ashraf Khan Hijri and Nostalgia


Author(s): Shir Mohammad Ghaljay

Abstract: Ashraf Khan Hijri, son of Khushal Khan Khattak, was born in 1044 AH. He was the chief of Khattak tribe and an acclaimed poet of his time. In his poetry, everything is clear about the conditions and position of his time. His life seems to have been ruined by wars with the Mughals and disunity among the Pashtuns. Ashraf Khan Hijri spent his entire life in prison due to the tyranny and cruelty of the Mughal rulers. In the poems of nostalgic poets, distance from their country, region, people and family, poverty, disunity among Pashtuns and the signs of cruelty of the rulers can be seen. Considering the importance of the research, I wanted to provide information about nostalgia in the poems of Ashraf Khan Hijri, in order to assess the social conditions of that time and place. Many examples of individual and social nostalgia can be seen in Ashraf Khan Hijri's Diwan (Collection of Poems) as he spent his life in prison away from the country, family and people with many examples of the past aspiration in his poems. The purpose of this study is to find out what misfortunes have affected the poet's psyche, and the nostalgia side is very prominent in his poetry. Of course, lack of books during the research was one of the problems as no-one has done enough work in this area. This is a library research in which the topic has been completed using a descriptive and analytical method.

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How to cite this article:
Shir Mohammad Ghaljay. Ashraf Khan Hijri and Nostalgia. Int J Adv Acad Stud 2021;3(4):203-207.
International Journal of Advanced Academic Studies