Waris Shah

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Waris Shah (1722–1798) was a Punjabi Sufi poet, renowned for his contribution to Punjabi literature. He is best known for his seminal work Heer Ranjha, based on the traditional folk tale of Heer and her lover Ranjha. Heer is considered one of the quintessential works of classical Punjabi literature. The story of Heer was also told by several other writers—including notable versions by Damodar Das,... more »

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  • ''Varis Shah says habits don't die even if we are cut into pieces.''
    Varis Shah (18th cent.). Trans. by Gurinder Singh Mann.
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