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Our Stories

Bringing you folklore straight from the mountains, plains, deserts and beaches of Pakistan. Transcribed, illustrated and curated with love. Happy reading! 

-Team Folkloristan

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A Traveller from the Otherworld

A rather unusual encounter with the world beyond the veil.


Sorath Rai Diyach

One of the most famous tales from Sindhi folklore.

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A Wedding of Giants

A huntsman finds himself at a unique wedding.

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Noori Jam Tamachi

The fisherman's daughter who married a king!


A Saint battles a Dragon

A legend from the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan

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Umar Maruee

One of the most iconic romances from Sindhi folklore

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The Rose and the Nightingale

A short fable from a garden where a flower teaches a bird the lesson of a lifetime.


Laila Majnu

Qais and Laila: the couple who shall live on in our hearts for many years to come.


The Legend of Ketas Raj

An epic from the Mahabharata on one of Pakistan's most famous temples


Yusuf Zulaikha

A much loved romance found in lore and Abrahamic scriptures alike.


The Three Brothers

A fable about will-power, facing fear, & determination from Punjabi folklore.


Rustam and Sohrab

An epic from the Shahnameh adopted by Urdu, Punjabi, Pashto and Balochi lore.

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