SELECTED AGRICULTURAL PROVERBS AND SINDHI PEASANTS’ INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE – A SOURCE OF ORAL HISTORY
At present, the research on peasants in Sindh, Pakistan rarely enfolds their folk wisdom, traditions or oral history. The academia has distantly observed and discussed the peasants economic and tenancy rights. Other areas of the peasants’ life – which are acknowledged merely as a folklore – have not been given considerate focus, especially their worldview based on indigenous knowledge and oral history. This study examines selected agricultural proverbs, grouped into themes and find out their usage frequency. These proverbs, their preservations, and continuity from one generation to another has become one traditional source for the indigenous wisdom of the agrarian people and the oral history.