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Salam Zindagi With Faysal Qureshi - Sindhi Culture special - 29th August 2017
Salam Zindagi With Faysal Qureshi - Sindhi Culture special - 29th August 2017
Published: 2017/08/29
Channel: ARY Zindagi
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sindhi cultural documentary
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Culture of Sindh (Pakistan)
Culture of Sindh (Pakistan)
Published: 2016/07/08
Channel: Life 360
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Sindh cultural traditions colours of Sindh-Pakistan
Published: 2014/01/09
Channel: Top Of the World
Culture of Sindh
Culture of Sindh
Published: 2017/01/08
Channel: The Creative Short Films
Sindh Cultural Dance
Sindh Cultural Dance
Published: 2016/07/14
Channel: Syed Furqan
Sindhi Dance on Culture-day
Sindhi Dance on Culture-day
Published: 2016/09/05
Channel: Funny Videos
Culture of Sindh.AVI
Culture of Sindh.AVI
Published: 2011/05/29
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Sindh TV culture  song -  sindh salamat - HQ - SindhTVHD
Sindh TV culture song - sindh salamat - HQ - SindhTVHD
Published: 2016/11/19
Channel: SindhTVHD
Pakistan | Episode 5 | Sindh Documentary w/ Sindhi Music and Culture
Pakistan | Episode 5 | Sindh Documentary w/ Sindhi Music and Culture
Published: 2017/09/10
Channel: Pakistan Explorer ( Official )
University Of Sindh Jamshoro Sindhi Topi Saqafat Culture Celebration 2016
University Of Sindh Jamshoro Sindhi Topi Saqafat Culture Celebration 2016
Published: 2016/11/26
Channel: Awaz tv Official
Culture of Sindh
Culture of Sindh
Published: 2011/10/03
Channel: Engrseema
Culture of Sindh DAY .SONG ..CM SINDH SYED MURAD ALI SHAH ...
Culture of Sindh DAY .SONG ..CM SINDH SYED MURAD ALI SHAH ...
Published: 2016/11/28
Channel: Karim Wassan
Celebrate Culture Day in Iqra School Naushahro Feroze Sindh Pakistan
Celebrate Culture Day in Iqra School Naushahro Feroze Sindh Pakistan
Published: 2015/12/20
Channel: Iqra School
THE ANCIENT CULTURE OF SINDH
THE ANCIENT CULTURE OF SINDH
Published: 2007/11/01
Channel: RAUF2008
Culture of Sindh DAY .SONG CM SINDH SYED MURAD ALI SHAH SONG 3
Culture of Sindh DAY .SONG CM SINDH SYED MURAD ALI SHAH SONG 3
Published: 2016/11/28
Channel: Karim Wassan
Goth dadu weather Sindh | culture of Sindh
Goth dadu weather Sindh | culture of Sindh
Published: 2015/10/26
Channel: Neelum Online
Sindh Culture
Sindh Culture
Published: 2016/11/25
Channel: Sindh Culture, Tourism & Antiquities Dept Channel
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culture of sindh
Published: 2011/04/20
Channel: mehmoodphoto
Sindh cultural delegation performance in Sufi culture festival London
Sindh cultural delegation performance in Sufi culture festival London
Published: 2017/10/08
Channel: UK 44
Sindh culture day /American diplomats learning Sindhi
Sindh culture day /American diplomats learning Sindhi
Published: 2016/12/05
Channel: US Consulate General Karachi
Colors of Pakistan - Balochistan, KPK, Sindh, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan & Punjab - 14 August
Colors of Pakistan - Balochistan, KPK, Sindh, Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan & Punjab - 14 August
Published: 2012/05/07
Channel: sampoorn100
Ho Jamalo Culture of Sindh Pakistan
Ho Jamalo Culture of Sindh Pakistan
Published: 2017/09/22
Channel: Jokhio12
SINDH CULTURE DAY TOPI AJRAK   MARVI SINDHU
SINDH CULTURE DAY TOPI AJRAK MARVI SINDHU
Published: 2015/12/13
Channel: Hameed Ansari
Sindh TV culture  songs - topi ajrak wara manhoo - HQ - SindhTVHD
Sindh TV culture songs - topi ajrak wara manhoo - HQ - SindhTVHD
Published: 2016/11/19
Channel: SindhTVHD
Centuries old culture of Sindh
Centuries old culture of Sindh
Published: 2017/04/30
Channel: Abbtakk News
THE ANCIENT CULTURE OF SINDH
THE ANCIENT CULTURE OF SINDH
Published: 2007/11/01
Channel: RAUF2008
Sindh TV culture  songs -  salam ay sindh - HQ - SindhTVHD
Sindh TV culture songs - salam ay sindh - HQ - SindhTVHD
Published: 2016/11/19
Channel: SindhTVHD
Sindh Culture Day Celebrations across the Province - Karachi Pakistan
Sindh Culture Day Celebrations across the Province - Karachi Pakistan
Published: 2016/12/05
Channel: City51 TV
against copy culture of sindh
against copy culture of sindh
Published: 2016/06/11
Channel: maharaj dave
THE ANCIENT CULTURE OF SINDH
THE ANCIENT CULTURE OF SINDH
Published: 2007/11/01
Channel: RAUF2008
[High Quality] Sindhi Cultural dance at International Cultural Festival XJTU China
[High Quality] Sindhi Cultural dance at International Cultural Festival XJTU China
Published: 2015/05/24
Channel: Ahsan Abro
Sindh culture day rally 2015
Sindh culture day rally 2015
Published: 2016/02/15
Channel: Nazarullah Talpur
Karachi Press Club Culture Day Event Report - Sindh TV News
Karachi Press Club Culture Day Event Report - Sindh TV News
Published: 2016/12/06
Channel: SindhTVNews
THE ANCIENT CULTURE OF SINDH
THE ANCIENT CULTURE OF SINDH
Published: 2007/11/01
Channel: RAUF2008
CULTURE DAY PACKAGE - SINDH TV NEWS
CULTURE DAY PACKAGE - SINDH TV NEWS
Published: 2017/10/26
Channel: SindhTVNews
Sindh culture
Sindh culture
Published: 2014/05/09
Channel: Raja Irfan
Sindh Culture Day
Sindh Culture Day
Published: 2016/12/04
Channel: DawnNews
Sindh culture day, CSS exam aur sust awaam.
Sindh culture day, CSS exam aur sust awaam.
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: Junaid Akram
IICT Culture Day  nazakat mangi heart touching sindh uni poetry in it department jamshoro
IICT Culture Day nazakat mangi heart touching sindh uni poetry in it department jamshoro
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: politics videos
sindhiology Culture of sindh
sindhiology Culture of sindh
Published: 2011/02/14
Channel: HassanKalhoro007
Jeay munhji sindh  (culture day songs)
Jeay munhji sindh (culture day songs)
Published: 2016/11/26
Channel: SindhTV247
Cultural department,London sufi festival and sindh BY haider mallah
Cultural department,London sufi festival and sindh BY haider mallah
Published: 2017/10/03
Channel: Views of Haider Mallah
IBA sindh university sindhi  culture celebrated
IBA sindh university sindhi culture celebrated
Published: 2017/11/15
Channel: Muhammad yousif
Lahore: Sindh Cultural Day, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari address
Lahore: Sindh Cultural Day, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari address
Published: 2016/12/04
Channel: Abbtakk News
Culture day sindh university
Culture day sindh university
Published: 2016/11/30
Channel: sikander chohan
Cheating culture in Sindh - Capital TV
Cheating culture in Sindh - Capital TV
Published: 2016/02/22
Channel: Alif Ailaan
G H S S Darbello Sindh Culture Day English Speech Sheeraz Memon
G H S S Darbello Sindh Culture Day English Speech Sheeraz Memon
Published: 2013/12/07
Channel: Sheeraz Ali Memon
Sindh culture day
Sindh culture day
Published: 2016/11/21
Channel: Micron Pubilc High School Chowdagi
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Sindh Culture day celebration in Sindh video 2015
Published: 2015/12/13
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The Culture of Sindh (Sindhi: سنڌ جي ثقافت‎,Urdu: سندھ کی ثقافت‎) has its roots in the Indus Valley Civilization. Sindh has been shaped by the log of the largely desert region, the natural resources it had available and the continuous foreign influences. The Indus or Sindhu River that passes through the land, and the Arabian Sea (that defines its borders) also supported the seafaring traditions among the local people.[1] The local climate also reflects why the Sindhis have the language, folklore, traditions, customs and lifestyle that are so different from the neighbouring regions.[2][3] The Sindhi culture is also practiced by the Sindhi diaspora.

History[edit]

The roots of Sindhi culture and civilization go back to the distant past. Archaeological researches during 19th and 20th centuries showed the roots of social life, religion and culture of the people of the Sindh: their agricultural practices, traditional arts and crafts, customs and tradition and other parts of social life, going back to a ripe and mature Indus Valley Civilization of the third millennium BC. Recent researches have traced the Indus valley civilization to even earlier ancestry.[4]

Archaeological discoveries[edit]

Archaeological discoveries sometimes help to unfold the certain latent aspects of a specific culture. The excavations of Mohen-Jo-Daro have unfolded the city life of a civilization of people with values, a distinct identity and culture. Therefore, the first definition of the Sindhi culture emanates from that over the 7000-year-old Indus Valley Civilization. This is the pre-Aryan period, about 3,000 years BC., when the urban civilization in Sindh was at its peak.

In Sir Mortimer Wheeler's book, Civilization of the Indus Valley and Beyond, it is said that; "Civilization, in a minimum sense of the term, is the art of living in towns, with all that the condition implies in respect of social skills and disciplines." When people speak of Sindhi civilization, they have to concern themselves, mainly with the material and concrete side of human habitation of which Sindhi culture is the only essence called the superstructure.[original research?] The present day Sindh, along with the Northern part of the Indus Valley Civilization (around 3000 to 2500 BC) is located on its urban civilization.[5]

Ranikot Fort is also a landmark of the Indus valley civilization. It is the world's largest fort, with walls extending to 20 km. It has been called a "second Wall of China", and it attracts many visitors.

Literature[edit]

History[edit]

Sindhi language is ancient and rich in literature. Its writers have contributed extensively in various forms of literature in both poetry and prose. Sindhi literature is very rich, and is one of the world's oldest literatures. The earliest reference to Sindhi literature is contained in the writings of Arab historians. It is established that Sindhi was the first eastern language into which the Quran was translated, in the 8th or 9th century. There is evidence of Sindhi poets reciting their verses before the Muslim Caliphs in Baghdad.[6] It is also recorded that treatises were written in Sindhi on astronomy, medicine and history during the 8th and 9th centuries.[7]

Poetry[edit]

Sindhi poetry is also prominent in Sindhi culture. Poetry of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai and Sachal Sarmast is very famous throughout Sindh.

Music[edit]

Abida Parveen has popularized Sindh and Pakistan in the world.
Sindhi Musician.JPG

Sindhi music has its own unique quality. It is performed in many different ways. Sufi music is performed at shrines, and other simple music is performed at studios and gatherings.[8]

Sports[edit]

There are many regional sports that are played in Sindh. Malakhiro is one of the famous sports of Sindh. Other sports include Wanjh wati, Kodi Kodi, Beelarhoo, Thipai Rand, Notinn and Biloor,cricket,football.

Cultural character[edit]

The ancient Sindhi civilization was the place, where the aesthetic utilization of leisure was freely indulged. There has been evidence, that the excavations of sites dating back to 3000 BC (all over Sindh) is also true, around 1200 years ago when Jaina Dakshiniya Chihna (778 AD) described the distinguished features of Sindhis in this way: "Elegant, with a lovely, soft and slow gait, they are fond of the art of Gandharvas (that is, songs, music and dancing) and full affection towards their country."  :Nasir Kalwar

Sindhi Cultural Day (Ekta Day)[edit]

Karachi:Teen Talwar wrapped in Ajrak in connection with Sindhi Cultural day

Sindhis celebrate Sindh Cultural day worldwide every year on first Sunday of December, by wearing Ajrak & Sindhi Topi. On that occasion, the musical programmes and rallies are held in many cities to mark the day with zeal.Major hallmarks of cities and towns are decorated with Sindhi Ajrak to highlight the cultural values of Sindh. The people across Sindh exchange gifts of Ajrak and Topi at various ceremonies.Even, the children and women are dressed up in Ajrak, assembling at the grand gathering, where famous Sindhi singers sing Sindhi songs, which depicts love and progress of Sindh. The musical performances of the artists compel the participants to dance on Sindhi tunes and ‘Jeay Sindh Jeay-Sindh Wara Jean’.


All Political, social and religious organisations of Sindh, besides the Sindh culture department and administrations of various schools, colleges and universities, organize variety of events including seminars, debates, folk music programmes, drama and theatrics performances, tableau and literary sittings to mark this annual festivity. Sindhi culture, history and heritage are highlighted at the events.

Ekta (Unity) day is observed to display solidarity among the Sindhi-speaking masses, the event is celebrated not only in Karachi, but throughout Sindh. The province’s culture and unity day was celebrated for the first time on December 6, 2009 (as the Sindhi Topi Day) as a backlash to the comments of anchorman Dr Shahid Masood who had criticised President Asif Ali Zardari for wearing a Sindhi cap on his foreign tours. People across the Sindh province condemned Masood’s comments via SMS, which ultimately resulted in the announcement of celebrating the Sindhi Topi Day. Moreover, the KTN Group had started issuing a call for observing a unity day, and a large number of people responded to the call and started celebrating the culture and the unity days.Ever since, Sindhi media groups have started to celebrate the day as ‘Sindhi Cultural Day’ or 'Ekta day'.The Sindhi language TV channels including KTN, Sindh TV, Awaz TV and Mehran TV broadcast special programmes on the culture of Sindh, besides these media outlets separately arrange the mega musical events, which also attract large audience to celebrate the Culture Day every year. The Sindhi language TV channels and Political Parties of Sindh, first time celebrated Sindhi Cultural Day (Ekta Day), together on December 8, 2013.[9]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sindhi Culture And Customs Archived 2003-07-02 at Archive.is. Retrieved on 9 July 2008.
  2. ^ Thakur, U (1959). Sindhi Culture. University of Bombay.
  3. ^ http://www.jhulelal.com/culture.html
  4. ^ Dani, A.H. and Zaman, W. (1975). Proceedings of the First Congress of Pakistan History & Culture. University of Islamabad Press.
  5. ^ Sindhi Culture. Retrieved on 9 July 2008
  6. ^ Schimmel, A.M. (1983). Makli Hill: A Center of Islamic Culture in Sindh. First Syed Hussamuddin Rashdi Memorial Lecture. Institute of Central and West Asian Studies, University of Karachi.
  7. ^ Asani, A. (2003). At the Crossroads of Indic and Iranian Civilizations: Sindhi Literary Culture. In S.I. Pollock, Literary Cultures in History: Reconstructions from South Asia. University of California Press.
  8. ^ Yusuf, M. (1975). Sindh Quarterly. Shah Abdul Latif Cultural Society.
  9. ^ "Sindhi Culture Day: All for one and one for all". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 

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