Sindh: beyond symbols

BY BINA SHAH

SINDHI Culture Day was celebrated this month: television channels broadcast songs, shows and skits celebrating Sindhi culture and all its symbols: ajraks, Sindhi topis, rilis and matkas.

Poets and musicians recited and sung the verses of Shah Abdul Latif and Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, and we Sindhis were reminded of the greatness of our cultural heritage, which includes Mohenjodaro, Sehwan Sharif, the Thar desert and the Indus river. In Karachi, Jeay Sindh Jeay by Ahmed Mughal, the unofficial anthem of Sindhi Culture Day, blasted from loudspeakers and men dressed in topis and ajraks danced happily long into the night.

 

The writer is an author. binashah@yahoo.com

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