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  Siraiki language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Siraiki is an old language mostly spoken in central Pakistan.
It is supposed that it is an Indo-Aryan language, although this is disputed.
Another view about Seraiki language,that it is based on Mudari language(Munda family)Austraisin group Siraiki is an old language of Indus valley,now spoken in centeral Pakistan.It is presumed that this language is an Indo-iranian language related with Aryan languages family.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Siraiki   (242 words)

 Siraiki Language and Its Poetics: An Introduction
For a variety of reasons, Siraiki has never been the language of the literate, political, and religious elite and priesthood who, since they were often foreigners, at various times, chose the so called classical languages such as Sanskrit, Arabic, Farsi, and later on, English and Urdu as their mode of written communication.
Siraiki is an Indo-Hittite, and therefore an Indo-European language, with its original pre- Islamic word-hoard deriving largely from the three stages of Vedic.
Siraiki 'marsia', recited in a combination of verse and poetic prose, is so popular that its professional and semi-professional reciters are in great demand in all parts of Pakistan during the month of Muharam.
www.punjabilok.com /misc/literature/siraiki_language_and_%20Poetics.htm   (3038 words)

 Politics and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Siraiki said that the British-Asian bands like Fun^Da^Mental, Asian Dub Foundation, the Kaliphz, and Voodoo Queens, were skilled at using technology for self-expression.
Youth around fourteen years of age are being trained, Siraiki says, "on a small, portable, and easy-to-use package of equipment that consists of a sampler/sequencer, a MIDI keyboard, a mixing board, and a mic.
Siraiki's first film, Taxi-vala, was a smart, sophisticated take on issues of immigrant labor and culture.
aspen.conncoll.edu /politicsandculture/page.cfm?key=139   (755 words)

 Pakistan Population
Other dialects are Multani or Siraiki in West and South, Puthwari in North, Dogri in the mountain areas and Shahpuri in Sargodha area.
Siraiki or Multani (also Lehndi by some) and perhaps differs from Punjabi more than any other dialect.
Siraiki itself is Sindhi word and means northern.
www.mazhar.dk /pakistan/population.htm   (899 words)

 Siraiki History Summary
The Siraiki language is largely derived from Sanskrit and Prakrit and influenced by Arabic and Persian, as are the other languages of the western Indian subcontinent.
Siraiki is the main and central dialect of the eight distinct dialects of Sindhi that are spoken in various parts of the Indus basin.
Siraiki middle and upper classes however, seem to be well integrated within the political structure and it is unlikely that an anti–status-quo movement can be successful.
www.bookrags.com /history/worldhistory/siraiki-ema-05   (557 words)

Siraiki Tey Sindhi Da Lissani Ishtrak (Linguistic Concern of Siraiki with Sindhi).
Siraiki Tey Blouchi Dey Lissani Rishtey (Linguistic Relation of Siraiki with Blouchi).
· Hamal Laghari: Hamal Laghari was a Sindhi and Siraiki poet of Sindh.
www.myarticles.20fr.com   (1146 words)

 The Nation
Siraiki peoples know and realise themselves through their sheer ‘absence and excludedness’ from the current state and federation structure.
Talking about language and culture, they said that Siraiki people are deeply concerned about their own language and culture, and the rights of language, culture and identity are pre-requisites to further realise economic and political rights.
Instead, the Siraiki and Baloch people are worried and alert about the potential neo-colonialism under the guise of regional and bilateral peace and economic development.
www.nation.com.pk /daily/june-2005/4/nationalnews3.php   (296 words)

 The Poetry of Syed Hassan Raza Gardezi
It was not until the later part of the decade of 1960S that modern Siraiki poetry began to appear noticeably in publication, although some Siraiki speaking writers had already made their mark in modern Urdu literature.
It was in this social historical context that a new generation of Siraiki poets began to write, exploring new styles and forms more appropriate to face head-on the contemporary issues and challenges posed by their immediate environment and the universal condition of humankind.
Of these modern Siraiki poets, Hassan Raza Gardezi is truly a path blazer whose poetic imagination and creativity has established new directions for his contemporaries and successors to follow.
www.punjabilok.com /misc/literature/poetrys_syedh_hassan_raza_gardezi.htm   (1038 words)

 Siraiki language - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Saraiki is an old language spoken in central Pakistan.
However, it is not known from which tertiary phase of Sanskrit (whether Vrachda or Upanagra Apbhramsa) it arose from.
Siraiki is alternatively also known as Multani in some areas.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Siraiki   (145 words)

 Encyclopedia: Multan
Being in Punjab, the majority of Multan's residents are Siraiki, and an overwhelming majority of the people are Muslim, although there are both Sunni and Shia Muslims present.
Most of the people speak Siraiki language with a good portion of the people knowing Urdu.
Multan is also rich in literature, there are many poets who are known country wide.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Multan   (1292 words)

 Siraiki Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Siraiki is an old language of Pakistan[South Asia].Some linguists say that it's origin is an indo-aryan language some other linguists say that it's origin is any Dravidian language.My view is that it is based on Mandari language because their sounds,grammar.and diction is same.
Siraiki's old names are Lahnda/Lahndi or jutki and Multani etc But now it's recognised name is Siraiki.
Siraiki has best literature.It is absolutly different language from Punjabi and Sindhi.
www.geocities.com /sweetsiraiki/mypage.html   (72 words)

It explores origins of Siraiki language in Munda language i.e.
It is also helpful to those people who desires to learn Siraiki language.
It has an English introduction of Sachchal Sarmast and his poetry written by Christopher Schacle, linguist and professor of modern languages of South Asia at University of London.
www.geocities.com /aslam_rasoolpuri/works.htm   (529 words)

 The Independent Weekly: In concert
Globalization is one of the curse words for the 21st century, but there's an upside to the global village.
Siraiki (pictured below) and a crew of Southeast Asian musicians who live in the United Kingdom mix the sitar with the turntable, hip-hop with age-old rhythms from the subcontinent and the glittering sounds of Indian cinema.
In his other incarnation, Siraiki goes by the name Vivek Renjen Bald and makes films about the international musical renaissance in Britain.
www.indyweek.com /durham/2000-02-23/bets4.html   (117 words)

 Table of Contents and Excerpt, Abbas, The Female Voice in Sufi Ritual
I have avoided a word-for-word translation but have made sure that the text is an authentic rendering of the poetic narrative that communicates the sophistication of the mood in which the musician sings.
These are in Urdu, Purbi, Hindi, Panjabi, Siraiki, and Sindhi and include an engaging use of dialect by the musicians to communicate with their audiences.
I can now see the gradual evolution of the present study from a multicultural background: the Panjabi and Siraiki Sufi literary, musical, and linguistic traditions from the maternal side; they were the Muftis and Gardezis who belonged to Lahore and Multan.
www.utexas.edu /utpress/excerpts/exabbfem.html   (3736 words)

 Guidelines and priorities, Pakistani languages other than Hindi and Urdu
The next priority appears to be for development of materials for Panjabi as spoken in Pakistan, and for the closely related Siraiki and Hindko.
It must be remembered that, with the exception of Siraiki and Hindko, each of them is spoken in at least one neighboring country--Baluchi in Iran and Afghanistan, Pashto in Afghanistan, Panjabi and Sindhi in India.
It was agreed that the most productive strategy in the case of languages enjoying less demand would be to develop databases of texts, plus (where possible) audio and video files, together with the coordinates of scholars working on them who would be willing to be contacted by others.
salrc.uchicago.edu /grants/guidelines/pakistani.shtml   (765 words)

 Pakistan's Kismet Hangs on Three M
Nizamani also mentioned to me this morning that Siraiki is a very important language of both Sindh and adjoining Punjab.
I learned that Siraiki is widely spoken in parts of Punjab, near Multan, and in Sindh too.
Siraiki language has its own alphabet, a variation of Farsi alphabet, and its own literature.
www.angelfire.com /az/Sindh/polit4.html   (1422 words)

 Siraiki Literature Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
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Siraiki is an old language of Indus valley, which is now being spoken in Pakistan.
encyclopedia.localcolorart.com /encyclopedia/Siraiki_Literature   (223 words)

 :: K h y b e r   M a i l   I n t e r n a t i o n a l   Peshawar, P a k i s t a n ::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Earlier, the Siraiki Ittehad Chairman, Mian Mohammad Qasim in his welcome address outlined the problems being faced by Siraikis living in hutments in the City's different areas.
According to him some 1.2 million Siraikis were living in Karachi out of which over 361,000 are registered voters.
He supported the policies of the present government and LFO and demanded construction of dams to meet the country's requirements for water in future.
www.brain.net.pk /~aryans82/d8.htm   (555 words)

 Encyclopedia: Siraiki
The Indo-Aryan languages form a subgroup of the Indo-Iranian languages, thus belonging to the Indo-European family of languages.
Munda Languages are spoken in north east India.
Language stubs Siraiki is an old language of Indus valley, which is now being spoken in Pakistan.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Siraiki   (205 words)

 GupShup - A poetic language, Siraiki
Sep 20th, 2002, 10:39 AM Hearing someone speak in true Siraiki is wonderful, this language is so beautiful Masha'Allah.
[...] A considerable part of Siraiki heartland is dominated by the Thar desert with its silvery sands and scorching day-time sun, unique flora and fauna, camel caravans, mysteries and optical illusions.
[...] The most celebrated Siraiki poet of the past, who carried the tradition of the Sufi poetry into the dawn of 20th century, is Khawaja Farid (1845 - 1901).
www.paklinks.com /gs/archive/index.php/t-72343.html   (1507 words)

· Siraiki Rasm-ulkhat Ki Mukhtasar Tareekh (A Short History of Siraiki Orthography): This book has been written in Urdu and is a collection of some papers on the Siraiki script.
· Siraiki Zaban Da Rasm-ulkhat Tey Oundian Awazan (Orthography of Siraiki Language and its Sounds): This book has been written in Siraiki and considered one of my principal works.
· Siraiki Qa'eda(Siraiki Primier): This premier has been written in order to help in establishment of Siraiki script and sounds.
www.aslamrasoolpuri.20fr.com /whats_new.html   (517 words)

 Peoples and languages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Since Siraiki too has implosive sounds, it too may have become a separate language around this period.
But Siraiki shares its vocabulary, or at least a major part of the core vocabulary, with Punjabi so that the present writer is unsure whether Siraiki is a sister of Punjabi which picked up some features of the Sindhi sound-system (phonology) or a sister of Sindhi which picked up Punjabi words as Grierson suggests.
In short, Sindhi, Punjabi, Siraiki and some form of Hind Ko as well as the Dardic languages were spoken in some form or the other in the area now comprising Pakistan.
asnic.utexas.edu /asnic/subject/peoplesandlanguages.html   (6627 words)

 Upcoming.org: Sub Swara :: 004 at Sullivan Room (Thursday, October 13, 2005)
Zakhm and Siraiki were both residents (and Siraiki the co-founder) of the legendary Mutiny club night and continue to break new ground and blaze brilliant artistic paths worldwide.
Siraiki launched the sound of the Asian Underground in NYC in 1997 with the Mutiny Club Night, whose residents included DJ Rekha, Navdeep, Zakhm, and Anju.
He is also an accomplished filmmaker, whose incendiary film, Mutiny: Asians Storm British Music, documents the rise of South Asian Electronic Music and its indelible socio-political impact in the UK during the 1990s.
upcoming.org /event/33766   (327 words)

 Khawja Farid - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Khawja Farid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Khawja Farid (1845—1901) was a legendary romantic poet of the Siraiki language.
He was a scholar of that time and wrote several books.
He knew Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Sindhi, Hindi, Barj Bhsha, and Siraiki.
www.encyclopedia-glossary.com /en/Khawja-Farid.html   (150 words)

 The Brights' Movement Forums -> Siraiki Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Siraiki Language, Siraiki is sweet language of south Asia
Siraiki is an old language of south asia.It is being spoken in centeral Pakistan.It is very sweet language like Hindi.
Siraiki (Saraiki)is an old language of south Asia.
www.the-brights.net /forums/index.php?showtopic=3286   (238 words)

 Some Linguists who wrote about Siraiki
About this readers say that there are rare references about his claims.There is no detailed discussion about Siraiki language although it has been claimed that this book is about Siraiki language.Although there is a study about effects of other languages to Siraiki and vice versa.
Qazi Razi was born in Dera Ghazi Khan.
He made several Alphabets about Siraiki special sounds.These alphebets were six like as b,j,j,d,g,g, Qazi did not inclde special N of Siraiki language.These alphabets were made in 1927 A.D.
www.siraiki.20fr.com /custom3.html   (740 words)

 Daily Times - Site Edition
“The Siraiki area is the country’s main source of income with a production of around 13 million bales of cotton, 15 million tonnes of wheat, orchids, natural gas, petroleum, electricity and other mineral resources, but it is exploited by the rulers and bureaucracy from the central Punjab,” Langah said while addressing a press conference.
He said that the income generated from the Siraiki belt should be spent only on the development of this area.
The Siraiki area should be provided canal water according to its needs and the areas which do not have canals should be helped in installing tube wells, he said, adding that backward areas like Cholistan, Thal and Damaan should be provided potable water through a pipeline.
www.dailytimes.com.pk /default.asp?page=story_11-6-2005_pg7_25   (484 words)

What makes Gardezi's progressive poetry different from the other Siraiki writers is that the socio-political dimension of his thinking is integrally blended with a metaphysical or spiritual dimension.
In conclusion, it should be noted that this introduction is written primarily to provide a socio-linguistic background which may prove useful to those unfamiliar with Siraiki and its literary tradition in appreciating and enjoying the poems translated into English, These poems are the product of an imagination that hovers over centuries of human history.
In his poem Arduous journey, written in support of the establishment of a Siraiki speaking province, characterizes his speech community in a manner that is a genuine reflection of his own self:
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/sangat/sang0197.htm   (5466 words)

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