The Kafirs of the Hindu-Kush has 9 ratings and 1 review. This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowle. A narrative of journey and stay among the wild and independent tribes, who lived in a number of valleys of western Hindukush. The author, a British. The Kafirs of the Hindu Kush. By George S. Robertson. With introduction by Louis Dupree. Karachi: Civil & Military Press Ltd., xxviii, xx.
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This account of the Kafirs of Kafiristan, who still live in the Hindu-Kush mountains, remains a major source of information on pre-Muslim Kafiristan.
The Káfirs of the Hindu-Kush
Book Description A remote and mysterious ethnic group, today the Kafirs cast a spell similar to the one they cast on Robertson nine decades ago. The author combines the perception and approach of an anthropologist with the skills of a novelist.
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The volume comes with an introduction by Louis Dupree. The deficit has to be filled by other earnings and by buying food. Within the mountain area, however, non-agricultural trades hardly exist, for which reason temporary and seasonal work in the forelands is very common. The central and eastern Hindu Kush have only two passes Dorah and Baroghil that possessed any small significance for long-distance travel.
The western The kafirs of the hindu kush Kush is much more easily traversable.
Robertson, The Kafirs of the Hindu-Kush, - Timeline Index
This high, southwestern range of the inner Asian mountains renders it possible to cross the mountain barrier in relatively short but steep climbs and descents.
Kramers and Wiet, p. In the first motor road over the Hindu Kush was opened, crossing the mountains at the Shibar Pass 2, m. Thereafter the kafirs of the hindu kush transit traffic was concentrated on the new road, whereas the other passes crumbled or retained a merely local significance.
The traffic system was changed once again by the Afghan civil war and the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. The kafirs of the hindu kush settlements of the Hindu Kush are almost completely rural in character, but show clear regional differences in construction and arrangement.
Characteristic for Nuristan and south Chitral, where there are large wood resources, is a kind of timber frame house.
In the rest of the Hindu Kush stone houses fewer clay houses are the rule. In the southern Hindu Kush, but also in other parts of the mountains, many villages outside the irrigated land are positioned on the slope of the valley in such a way that the roof of a lower-lying house functions as the terrace of the one above.
Also like forts are the seats of the old country aristocracy, which are often isolated farms. A remarkable feature of the settlement structure is the amount of seasonal settlements, the number of which increases with the altitude.
Villages that are inhabited the whole year occur in isolated instances up to an altitude of about 3, m. Then there are summer settlements on the high-lying summer pastures, spring and autumn settlements that the kafirs of the hindu kush inhabited for sowing the kafirs of the hindu kush harvest on the remote mountain fields, and winter villages, that are completely abandoned in the summer.
Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most impor This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.
Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the worldand other notations in the work. These tribes of once known as Kafiristan were the kafirs of the hindu kush a large area spreading across into Afghanistan now known as Nuristan.
In the Emir of Kabul invaded their lands and forcibly converted the people to Islam. However the ones living across the Hindukush belt which was part of the then British India, survived the onslaught of the Afghans.