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An Unwritten Epic

An Unwritten Epic In Qadirpur, too, the battle was so fierce that those who heard This leprous bright- about it covered their ears in dismay. There was panic everywhere. Life ness. Imran Qureshi, was so cheap that human beings were sold for a rupee or two. One man 2010. Gouache and was killed as he retreated a step or two; another lost his life as he stepped gold leaf on wasli forward. One was stabbed in the back; another received a blow to the chest. paper. Qadirpur itself was an insignificant village. How could it have stopped the storm that had shaken even mountains? But thanks to Pichwa’s courage, Qadirpur earned a name for itself. His friends picked up their shrouds, sought their mothers’ blessings, committed their wives and children to the mercy of God, and marched into battle with such dignity and courage as to evoke the heroes of ancient wars. The fighting was very fierce; the earth was soaked with blood and littered with corpses. The Jats were just as valiant. They had heard of Qadirpur only because of Pichwa: his skills were renowned. That was why the Jats had gathered from all over; mounted on richly adorned elephants, they http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

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Abstract

In Qadirpur, too, the battle was so fierce that those who heard This leprous bright- about it covered their ears in dismay. There was panic everywhere. Life ness. Imran Qureshi, was so cheap that human beings were sold for a rupee or two. One man 2010. Gouache and was killed as he retreated a step or two; another lost his life as he stepped gold leaf on wasli forward. One was stabbed in the back; another received a blow to the chest. paper. Qadirpur itself was an insignificant village. How could it have stopped the storm that had shaken even mountains? But thanks to Pichwa’s courage, Qadirpur earned a name for itself. His friends picked up their shrouds, sought their mothers’ blessings, committed their wives and children to the mercy of God, and marched into battle with such dignity and courage as to evoke the heroes of ancient wars. The fighting was very fierce; the earth was soaked with blood and littered with corpses. The Jats were just as valiant. They had heard of Qadirpur only because of Pichwa: his skills were renowned. That was why the Jats had gathered from all over; mounted on richly adorned elephants, they

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ManoaUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 29, 2015

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