I saw a vase dating around the 1300s, which depicted the Heer Ranjha in the V&A Islamic collection years ago (like 15), the vase was from Persia. I think the Heer Ranjha tale is much older than people think - and if the vase is anything to go by, might have originated in Persia (unless it went the other way round?)
Never been able to find it online though.
Katha of Heer Ranjha from Charitropakhyan. This bibi does great katha of Charitropakhyan and relates each story to Gurbani, and explains what we can learn from each story.
Heer was the apsara Maneka who was sent to earth for punishment, she had to be born into a Muslim family, which I think was part of the punishment.
A lot of men end up on the streets because of divorce, business failure, no work.
I know a Pakistani man, he basically walks around asking people for spare change and I started talking to him. He told me he had everything before, a business, wife and children and then he lost everything. He told me he lives with his brothers, but I don't think they give him any money or food, coz he's always walking around asking people for spare change. I even see him sitting on street corners at night in winter.
If your a man in that situation then your lucky if you have a brother or friend to help you out, otherwise you'll end up on the streets.
He once told me to never trust anyone other than my mother.