Moomal-Rano – Pakistani folklore
This tragic story is from Sindh province. Moomal was a beautiful girl and to make sure that she got married to the person who truly deserved her, her folks built a Kak Mahal a sort of an illusionary palace. Many a men tried to beat the illusions to reach Moomal but failed. Rano a minister at Umer Kot was an intelligent man who with his intelligence and courage crossed all the obstacles and broke the spell woven around the palace. If Rano was bowled over by Moomal’s beauty, Moomal was impressed by his intelligence and soon the two got married.
Rano then returned to Umer Kot but kept shuffling between the two places. Moomal desperately in love with her husband missed him very much. One night she asked her sister Sumal to wear her husband’s clothes and lay down beside her. When Rano saw the two, he thought that the person in masculine attire was his wife’s paramour. Disgusted he left his riding cane at the bedside and headed back to Umer Kot. Moomal realizing what a big mistake she had made tried to clarify her position but Rano turned a deaf ear at her pleas.
Finally out of desperation, she set herself on fire, Rano on seeing this also jumped into the flames and the two were burnt to ashes.
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