Sorath Rai Diyach (Sindhi: سورٺ راءِ ڏياچ) is one of the historical romantic tales from Sindh, Pakistan. The story also appears in Shah Jo Risalo and forms part of seven popular tragic romances from Sindh, Pakistan.
Umar Marvi or Marui (Sindhi: عمر مارئي, Urdu: عُمَر ماروی), is a folktale from Sindh, Pakistan about a village girl Marvi Maraich, who resists the overtures of a powerful King and the temptation to live in the palace as a queen, preferring to be in simple rural environment with her own village folk. The story also appears in Shah Jo Risalo and forms part of seven popular tragic romances from Sindh, Pakistan.
Sohni Mahiwal or Suhni Mehar (Urdu: سوہنی مہیوال, Punjabi: سوہنی مہیوال, ਸੋਹਣੀ ਮਹੀਂਵਾਲ; Sindhi: سهڻي ميهار) is one of the four popular tragic romances of Punjab. Sohni Mahiwal is a tragic love story. The heroine Sohni, unhappily married to a man she despises, swims every night across the river using an earthenware pot to keep afloat in the water, to where her beloved Mehar herds buffaloes. One night her sister-in-law replaces the earthenware pot with a vessel of unbaked clay, which dissolves in water and she dies in the whirling waves of the river. The story also appears in Shah Jo Risalo .
Heer Ranjha (or Heer and Ranjha) is one of several popular tragic romances of Punjab, other important ones being “Sohni Mahiwal”, “Mirza Sahiban” and “Sassi Punnhun”. There are several poetic narrations of the story, the most famous being Heer by Waris Shah written in 1766. It tells the story of the love of Heer Sial and her lover Dheedo Ranjha.
Noori Jam Tamachi (Sindhi: نوري ڄام تماچي) is a famous tale of Prince Jam Tamachi’s falling in love with the charming fisherwoman Noori. Noori makes Jam happy with her perfect surrender and obedience which causes him to raise her above all the other queens.
Mirza Sahiban (Punjabi: ਮਿਰਜ਼ਾ ਸਾਹਿਬਾਂ, مرزا صاحباں, mirzā sāhibāṁ) is one of the four popular tragic romances of Punjab. The other three are Heer Ranjha, Sohni Mahiwal, Sassi Punnuh. There are five other popular folklore stories in Punjab: Momal Rano, Umar Marvi, LiLa Chanesar, Noori Jam Tamachi and Sorath Rai Diyach. These nine tragic romances are popular in Punjab.