THE REFORMATIVE ROLE OF PASHTO DRAMA IN REDRESSING PUKHTUNS’ SOCIAL EVILS: A CRITIQUE OF PASHTO DRAMA, ‘SPEERA MARGAY’ (THE UNFORTUNATE DEATH)
This paper focuses on the factors responsible for regression of Pukhtun society and the role of drama in highlighting those factors in a way to bring social reforms with reference to the drama Speera Margay (The Unfortunate death) by Fazl-e-Rahim Saqi. This research is qualitative. The analysis has been carried out by utilizing ‘Reception Theory’ which shows the perceiving and receiving level of the issues in the text by the researchers. As a whole, the negative impacts of those nominal values and customs practiced by Pukhtuns as a semblance of their identity and Pukhtunwali, and their true status in Islam have been brought to light. The study finds that the role of drama has been integral and instrumental in redressing the social evils committed in practice by the Pukhtun society. The study further points out that Pashto culture has been practicing their lives in antagonism to the basic doctrines and practice of Islam.