Sociological and Cultural Implications of Folk Tales: A Case Study of Shina Society

Authors

  • Nazia Batool Research Scholar, Department of Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Baltistan Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan
  • Dr. Muhammad Issa Assistant Professor, Department of Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Baltistan Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan
  • Ansar Ali Lecturer, Govt. Boys Degree College Skardu, Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-IV)49

Keywords:

Folk Tales, Morals, Thematic Analysis, Culture

Abstract

This research paper aims to explore the sociological and cultural implications of folk tales in the context of Shina community. The prime objective of the research was to investigate how folk tales influence Shina community and shape the behavior of people so that people, along with entertainment, can learn folk wisdom from folk tales and shape their lives. The study adopts a qualitative approach where data is collected from the book ‘Dadai Sheloky’, and then translated into English for the research purpose. The data were analyzed through Braun and Clarke’s Six-phase Thematic Analysis Model. This model has six steps for the analysis of data and production of themes. The six meticulously selected Shina folk tales from the book Dadai Sheloky for research are, 1. Punishment for Stupidity, 2. An Honest King, 3. Dudushir Gao, 4. Pali Ga Mindok Khatoon, 5. The King and the Beggar, 6. Barayo Bal. The results indicate that traditional stories hold unspoken messages and lessons embedded within their sociological and cultural contexts. This study plays a crucial role in examining folk tales overall, with a specific focus on the Shina community. Folk tales serve as vital source of cultural and historical insights, and inspire us to aspire towards a better future guided by moral values.

 

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Published

2023-12-11

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How to Cite

Batool, N., Issa, M., & Ali, A. (2023). Sociological and Cultural Implications of Folk Tales: A Case Study of Shina Society. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 7(4), 563–576. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2023(7-IV)49