About: Pakistani folklore draws from Vedic, Persian, Indo-Greek and Islamic cultures, so their folk tales are robust with social norms, moral and religious customs, and political history. But, Pakistani folk tales are perhaps best known and best beloved for their love stories that defy convention and tradition. The tales speak of passionate, forbidden love, and one or both of the lovers nearly always dies in the end, which solidifies that theirs was a sacred and tragic romance. Pakistani folk tales have been immortalized by singers, poets, filmmakers, artists and writers.
Pakistani folk tales and fairy tales tell of courage on the battlefield and wars well-fought, they lay down principles of justice and equality, and are dotted with remnants of Islamic and Persian mythology. The poetry and literature of Pakistan was preserved for thousands of years in the oral tradition, but their epic tales of love and holy customs were also captured in lively dances and hauntingly beautiful songs.