Monday, 5 July 2010

Kalash Valley

Fonte Gulf news: http://gulfnews.com/in-focus/kalash

A place out of this world
Gulf News Chief Reporter Ashfaq Ahmed and photographer Atiq-ur-Rehman travelled to Kalash to bring you exclusive coverage of the Kalash tribe, who lead a primitive life with no mobile phones,no internet access, no doctors and still burn wood to cook their meals. Kalash in the Chirtal district- deep in the Hindukush Mountains in the north of Pakistan - is a place out of this world. The Kalash are believed to be descendents of the army of Alexander the Great. In a series of stories during the next few days starting with this photo feature, Gulf News brings to its readers an insight in to the lives of the Kalash. They are a 'threatened' people, as there are less than 4,000 of them left.

Kalash treasures
Gulf News travels to Kalash in Pakistan and explores the unique tribe in the Hindukush mountains

Q&A: The people of Alexander
The unique people of Kalash valleys in north-western Pakistan are believed to be the descendants of Alexander the Great. Gulf News Chief Reporter Ashfaq Ahmed, who travelled to the remote valleys to mingle with the Kalash and learn more about their unique culture, finds a tribe on the verge of extinction. Here's a quick snapshot of the Kalash people, their heritage and ancestry:

Learn more about the Kalash society

Gulf News travelled to Pakistan's Chitral district to track down the history of an ancient tribe believed to have descended from the army of Alexander the Great. Here are some facts about the Kalash society, known for its unique cultures, rituals, festivals and attire.


Forgotten tribe: Urgent action needed to save the Kalash from extinction The Kalash with their unique culture, traditions, rituals, values, festivals and attire are not be found anywhere else in the world.

Kalash Valley: Where death is a celebration Gulf News travelled to Kalash in Pakistan's Chitral district to explore the lifestyle of an ancient tribe believed to have descended from the army of Alexander the Great. During the visit, it found out that the Kalash still follow centuries-old customs and rituals found nowhere else in the world. They dance around their dead and then celebrate with a sacrifice of 30 to 40 goats.

1 comment:

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