Saturday, July 03, 2010

Kalash Treasures - descendents of the army of Alexander the Great

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 arebelieved 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 are left.