TUNES OF TRADITIONS IN FOLK SONGS: UNRAVELLING BALTI SOCIETY'S FABRICS THROUGH THEMATIC ANALYSIS

Authors

  • Syeda Noreen Kazmi Research Scholar, Department of languages & Cultural Studies, University of Baltistan, Pakistan
  • Ansar Ali Lecturer in English, Department of English, Government Degree College Skardu, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Issa Assistant Professor, Department of Languages & Cultural Studies, University of Baltistan, Pakistan

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https://doi.org/10.53664/JSRD/05-02-2024-05-55-69

Abstract

The research aimed to conduct a thematic analysis of the selected Balti folksongs, with the goal of identifying the dominant themes in these songs and examining how they reflect intricate nuances and values embedded within Balti society. Qualitative research methods were employed, using data meticulously selected from works of Syed Muhammad Abbas Kazmi and Muhammad Abbas Khargrong as primary sources. Moreover, various books and articles were used as supplementary sources. Analysis followed Johnny Saldana’s code-to-theory model, involving three stages of coding: first, second, & third cycle coding. Findings revealed that culture, religion, politics, affection, & fidelity are all elements contributing to a balanced & harmonious life in Balti society, providing sense of identity, purpose and stability. Conversely, accusations were found to create conflicts, & disrupt harmony in individuals’ lives. Research concludes by suggesting pathways for future researchers to explore interconnections & relations among these dominant features. Translated versions of songs were used to make research accessible to foreign scholars, fostering cross-cultural collaboration across linguistic barriers.

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Published

23-05-2024

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Syeda Noreen Kazmi, Ansar Ali, & Muhammad Issa. (2024). TUNES OF TRADITIONS IN FOLK SONGS: UNRAVELLING BALTI SOCIETY’S FABRICS THROUGH THEMATIC ANALYSIS. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT, 5(2), 55–69. https://doi.org/10.53664/JSRD/05-02-2024-05-55-69

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