Umar Marvi

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Umar Marvi
Directed by Shaikh Hassan
Produced by Muhammad Ali Mehar
Written by Sassui Punhun
Narrated by Perkins

Umar Marvi or Marui (Sindhi: عمر مارئي‎) is a story of a village girl Marvi Maraich (non-muslim), who resists the overtures of a powerful King and the temptation to live inthe palace as a queen, and prefers to be in simple rural environment with her own village folk.[1]

The story also appears in Shah Jo Risalo and forms part of seven popular tragic romances from Sindh, Pakistan. The other six tales are Sassui Punhun, Sohni Mehar, Lilan Chanesar, Noori Jam Tamachi, Sorath Rai Diyach and Momal Rano commonly known as Seven heroines (Sindhi: ست سورميون‎) of Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai.

Umar learns about Marvi[edit]

Drama adaptation of Marvi[edit]

Pakistan Television Corporation ran a serial-adaptation called Marvi in 1993. The series depicts the story of Marvi and Umar in a modern setting. Ghazal Siddique played the title-role, while Hassam Qazi played Umer.

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Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ Dr. N. A. Baloch (1976). Popular Folk Stories: Umar Marui. Hyderabad: Sindhi Adabi Board. 
  2. ^ The History of India as Told by Its Own Historians by Eliot and Dawson , Volume 1 , Page 260

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