Mirza Sahiban

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Mirza Sahiban (Punjabi : ਮਿਰਜ਼ਾ ਸਾਹਿਬਾਂ, مرزا صاحباں, mirzā sāhibāṁ) is one of the four popular tragic romances of Punjab. The other three are Heer Ranjha , Sohni Mahiwal and Sassi Punnun . There are five other popular folklore stories in Punjab: Momal Rano , Umar Marvi , LiLa Chanesar , Noori Jam Tamachi and Sorath Rai Diyach . These nine tragic romances are popular in Punjab. [1] [2] [3] [4]

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The popular story was written by Pilu. Mirza and Sahiban (caste hiraj) were lovers who lived in Khewa (Kheiwa), a town in Sial Territory in the Jhang District, which was Sahiban's ancestral village. They loved each other and ran away together to live with each other and marry against Sahiban's parents wishes. While eloping Mirza stopped under a jand tree and rested and fell asleep. Sahiban did not want to begin her new life with her brothers' bloodshed . She decided to break all the arrows of Mirza thinking she will beg her brothers for their acceptance so that nobody would get hurt. When Sahiban's brothers reached them, Mirza woke up but discovered his arrows were broken and then he was killed by Sahiban's brothers. Sahiban couldn't bear this loss and chose to end her own life by stabbing herself with an arrow.

Along with Sohni Mahiwal and Sassi Punnuh are commonly known as 'Seven Queens' of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai. [5] They are culturally included in both Punjabi and Sindhi traditions.

Adaptations

There have been various film interpretations of the folk tale:

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