Balūchī Literature
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Balūchī Literature, the Balūchī literary heritage, which is partially oral, consists of poetry on epics, love, history, society, ethics, advice and admonition. Their corpus of oral poetry forms part of the Balūch nation’s collective memory in verse form and describes both fictional and factual issues such as episodes of epic heroism and love as well as the ethnic and geographic origins of the Balūch people.

Muhammad Sardar Khan Baluch points out that the Balūch had neither a written literature nor po…

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Bulookbashi, Ali A. and Abbas, Najam, “Balūchī Literature”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 18 July 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004246911, 20131209

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