Bolor & Dardistan by Karl Jettmar

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Published by National Institute of Folk Heritage in Islamabad .

Written in English

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  • Dardistan (Pakistan),
  • Pakistan.


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

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Includes bibliographies.

Book details

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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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Jettmar, Karl. Bolor & Dardistan. Islamabad: National Institute of Folk Heritage, (OCoLC) Etymology. Balors means "highlanders", it is believed to have come from "Bala" meaning high or it means land of highlanders.

History. Historically, the Baltistan region was called "Great Bolor" and Dardistan and parts of Brooshal (e.g. Gilgit Valley) were called "Little Bolor.".

Introduction to Dardistan. Articles. but he established them as scientific terms in a number of writings including his book “Dardistan,and ” which concluded his experience of study of hill tribes to the west of Himalayas.

The whole area was known as Kafiristan, Bolor, Yaghistan, Kohistan. However, these names didn. Balawaristan (Urdu:بلاورستان) is the historical name of Gilgit-Baltistan that has regained some prevalence in recent years through political movements in Pakistan.

The archaic English spelling for the name was Boloristan or Baloristan, and its first known documented usage is in Chinese sources from the 8th century AD. Balawaristan includes Chitral, Gilgit, Skardu, Hunza, Nagar. Rate this book.

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Dardistan is a term coined by Gottlieb William Leitner for northern Pakistan, and Kashmir in India and parts of north-eastern is inhabited by Dards speaking Dardic languages.

It includes Chitral, the upper reaches of the Panjkora River, the Kohistan (highland) of Swat, and the upper portions of the Gilgit Agency. Mentioned by the classical historians Pliny the Elder, Ptolemy Country: Pakistan, India, Afghanistan. Dardistan inand 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.

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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.

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ISBN BE4IR6 Buy this book. Dardistan (Perso-Arabic: داردستان) is a term coined by Gottlieb William Leitner for the northern Pakistan, along with Baltistan further to the eastward, constitute the Bolor country.

In its southern half, it contains the subordinate valleys of Gor, Darel. When the Persians and Tartars subjugated the areas north of the Hindukush in the 12th century the southern valleys of the Hindukush gained a distinct identity under different names as Bolor, Dardistan, Tibet Gujal, Kashkar etc who were divided by the chains of mountains however the Ghalcha and Dard people living on the northern and southern.

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