Ghani Khan’s Perspective of Soul’s Immortality through Platonic Lens


  • Bakht bibi Buitems
  • Shaista Zakir
  • Nadia Ramzan


Soul, Immortality, Poetry, Faith


The basic purpose of the present qualitative research is to comprehend the notion of human soul addressed in the poetry of Abdul Ghani Khan. It primarily aims at interpreting the aforementioned notion along with providing an explanatory account of beliefs pertaining to it, as reflected in the poetic contributions made by the forenamed poet. The theoretical framework selected by researcher to substantiate the overall analysis, centers on the theory of immortality of soul presented by Plato (trans. 1993) in his philosophical contribution Phaedo. The data has been analyzed through thematic analysis. The analytical tool pertaining to thematic analysis is based on Stirling’s (2001) approach which revolves around an understanding developed on the basis of global, organizing and basic themes reflected through textual content. Data has been collected from the specific work of the poet Ghani Khan’s (2014) The Pilgrim of Beauty.

       Keywords: soul, immortality, poetry, faith