Bolor & Dardistan
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Published by National Institute of Folk Heritage in Islamabad .
Written in English



  • Dardistan (Pakistan),
  • Pakistan.


  • Ethnology -- Pakistan.,
  • Dardistan (Pakistan) -- Social life and customs.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies.

StatementKarl Jettmar.
ContributionsJettmar, Karl.
LC ClassificationsDS392.D37 J48 1980
The Physical Object
Pagination100 p. :
Number of Pages100
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4251387M
LC Control Number80930783

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Dardistan in , and Being an Account of the History, Religions, Customs, Legends, Fables and Songs of Gilgit, Chilas, Kandia (Gabrial) Yasin, Chitral, Hunza, Nagyr and other parts of the Hindukush. As also a Supplement to the Second Edition of The Hunza and Nagyr Handbook, and an Epitome of Part III of the Author's "The Languages and Races of Dardistan" (with appendices on . This book is a treasure of information, contains a comprehensive history of northern areas of Pakistan aka Gilgit-Baltistan from pre-historic to present. Covers geographical, linguistic, and ethnographic diversity of the region.5/5(2). "Baloristan (Gilgit-Chitral) is the name of a region of Gilgit–Baltistan, Pakistan. It borders the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the west, Afghanistan and China to the north and Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir to the east, leading to the frozen wastes of the Siachen history books, the area is also known as Baloristan or Dardistan.   Names of towns and villages that we hear of for the first time ever are Skardu, Shigar and Khaplu. Though Dardistan still remains ambiguous and we have to rely on Leitner’s word on it, we know from Al Beruni and Haider Daughlat of a definite location for Bolor and Baltistan and their neighbourhood.

Kurdistan, In the Shadow of History, was the inspiration for this site. The book traces the history of the Kurds by presenting photographs and accounts by colonial administrators, anthropologists, missionaries, journalists, and others who have traveled to Kurdistan over the last century. If I were to compare this book to those of other authors, I might choose or Charles Williams. To the quotations from Albert Einstein and Albert Schweitser recommending Karl May found on the first page of the paperback edition, I add my own. Ardistan and Djinnistan id perhaps Karl May's greatest, but most challenging, work/5(2). Ardistan book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Mays bedeutendstes Spätwerk führt Kara Ben Nemsi und Hadschi Halef Omar auf /5. Dardistan (Perso-Arabic: داردستان) is a name for the northern Pakistan, and Kashmir in the upper Indus valleys and parts of north-eastern Afghanistan. It is inhabited by the Dards speaking Dardic languages.