Pakhtoonwali-ethical code of honor among Pakhtoons

Khan, Humaira and Bashir, Syed Iram (2017) Pakhtoonwali-ethical code of honor among Pakhtoons. Language in India, 17 (3). pp. 502-507. ISSN 1930-2940

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This paper aims to study the Pakhtoon culture and tradition through Pakhtoonwali. Pakhtoonwali is the code of ethics among the Pakhtoons. It is essentially the unwritten code controlling, guiding, and balancing the form, character, and discipline of the Pakhtoon way of life, passed from generation to generation.These traditions serve as a major foundation of Pakhtoon culture, norms, values and codes of conduct. The Pakhtoonwali or the Pakhtoon code of honor embraces all the activities from the cradle to the grave. Almost all the customs and cultural values of Pakhtoons revolve round this unwritten code of honor. Pashtosociety is an honor based society and they believe that a Pakhtoon’s Izzat (honor) lies in adhering the principles of Pakhtoonwali. Thus Pakhtoonwali forms the major foundation of the Pakhtoon social fabric. The data for the study is collected from the Pakhtoon community located in Gutlibagh area of Ganderbal district. This study is based on ethno linguistic approach.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ethnolinguistics, Ethical code, Ethno methodology, Pakhtoonwali.
Subjects: A Arts and Humanities > Linguistics
Divisions: Department of > Linguistics
Depositing User: C Swapna Library Assistant
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2019 05:18
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2019 05:18

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