On Kho Identity of Chitral whether they are more Dardic, more Pamiri or mixed?
The Revival of Polo in Drosh, Chitral Drosh is the second largest urban settlement in Chitral and is the southernmost outpost of the Khowar language and the traditional Kho culture. South of Drosh Khowar ceases to be spoken and is replaced by other Dardic Indo-Aryan languages including Palula, Dameli and Gojri often with Pashto serving as the language for interethnic communication. In the bustling bazar of Drosh you will hear all of these languages alongside Khowar and the looks and mannerisms of the people are quite…
Arandu lies about a hundred kilometers due southwest from Chitral Town and is where our river flows into Afghanistan
Kalam and the three princely states of Swat, Chitral and Dir In the final decade of the British Raj a war between three Frontier States, with diverse political and ethnic origins set amidst some of the most beautiful valleys in the entire world, was narrowly averted by a cunning officer of the Indian Political Service. The Kalam tract, today the northernmost part of Swat District, was coveted by Chitral, Dir and Swat, each of whom had reasons to claim the valley. The Kalam Crisis as it was then known was essentially one of…
Shandur is a mystical place, In Khowar folklore the high mountains are home to fairies. These fairies can be both benign and evil.
Both of the Non-Islamic tribes who at that time dominated the Western and Southern flanks of Chitral had an intense sense of loyalty to the Katoor Mehtar.
The Buddhist history of Chitral was long forgotten before the esteemed archaeologist and well known orientalist Sir Aurel Stein paid several visits to the valley in the early 1900s and uncovered this hidden story.