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Investigating instituted trace in Baba Bulleh Shah’s k▁afi: Meri Buccal dai vic chor through Personifications
AbstractThis paper premises personification, discovered in Baba Bulleh Shah’s (1680-1757) k▁afi کافی (a genre of Punjabi poetry): [A thief resides in your mantle/wrap] Meri Buccal dai vic chorمیری بَکلدَےِوچَ چور.Experimenting with an element of Derrida’s (1930-2004) framework of deconstruction i.e., instituted trace through personifications to interpret this k▁afiکَافِی is the primary objective of this paper. Secondly, his paper showcases trace manifested in the above k▁afi،کَافِی creating an indigenous interpretation model. Braune & Clarke (2006)’s Thematic Analysis is use to interpret this k▁afi through invio and descriptive codes. The methodology comprises coding personifications and trace the meanings that a word leaves, thus representing an absence of a presence. This paper contributes depicting an identity crisis in Bulleh Shah’s narratives_ otherwise masked by a [wrap] buccal بُّکَل of stereotypes.
- Dr. Priya Anwar
- Assistant Professor, Linguistics and communications, Institute of liberal arts University of Management and Technology Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan