The Kalash are animists surrounded by Muslim societies. In Bumbaret valley stands a temple in the main village of Krakal, a dark hall off limits to the women folk. Each year the walls are painted anew with scenes of daily life.
The Hindu Kush from the Passenger Seat August 21st 2007 Dir
I take a seat in the sweltering mini-van's third bench next to the window. There is not the slightest breeze in the depot. Three men from Gudjarat, a traditional community in the Punjab suffer the bench with me. Pakistanis from down country are darker and chubbier than those in the north who could easily pass for caucasians. They are four traveling together, their older friend in the next ben ... read more
Asia » Pakistan » Khyber Pakhtunkhwa The separation in 1947 of British India into the Muslim state of Pakistan (with two sections West and East) and largely Hindu India was never satisfactorily resolved, and India and Pakistan have fought two wars - in 1947-48 and 1965 - over the disput... ... read more
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