Thursday, September 16, 2010

Indigenous Kalasha Food: The Walnut Bread

The Kalasha people are indigenous and pagan people of Pakistan; they have their distinctive religion and culture. They are exercising their centuries old traditions in modern era. If you really a lover of primitive tribal life you must visit the Kalasha people and their society.
The Kalasha people have their own indigenous recipes of different dishes and breads. They have two major types of bread; wheat bread and walnut bread. The wheat bread is used in daily life while walnut bread is baked on special occasion like festivals, on death, birth or on the arrival of some special guests.
I am sharing here the video of Making of Walnut Bread.
Wallnut Bread of the Kalasha Part I
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Wallnut Bread of the Kalasha Part II
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Wallnut Bread of the Kalasha Part III
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Wallnut Bread of the Kalasha Part IV

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Wallnut Bread of the Kalasha Part V

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Monday, September 13, 2010

An Essay on the Kalasha Language

An Essay on the Kalasha Language entitled, Retroflex Vowels and other Peculiarities in the Kalasha Sound System by Jan Heegard and Ida Elisabeth Morch.
You can read on-line now:
http://books.google.com.pk/books?hl=en&lr=&id=gdqy7PKHUXQC&oi=fnd&pg=PA57&dq=kalasha+society&ots=t9NxbvjQpY&sig=2L5lxtKO-_bnJ4DrCet4lNWaDVM#v=onepage&q=kalasha%20society&f=false

A PhD Thesis on the Kalasha Language

A PhD Thesis on the Kalasha Language entitled, Local case-marking in Kalasha by Jan HeegÄrd Petersen. This thesis was submitted in 2006 to Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics University of Copenhagen for Doctoral Degree. This is the ever best effort regardind dig-out the facts of the Kalasha language.
For on-line study or to download in PDF format please log-on to:
http://www.sasnet.lu.se/kalashalanguage.pdf

An on-line Book on the Kalasha Regarding Change in Society & Natural Resources

The Title of book is Natural Resources and Cosmology in Changing Kalasha Society by Mytte Fentz. The Title denotes that this book deals with natural resources of the valley and change in the society.

On-line book is available on:

http://books.google.com.pk/books?hl=en&lr=&id=3M5xl8xJ4BcC&oi=fnd&pg=PA5&dq=kalasha+culture&ots=Yys5N7L8EB&sig=oU58ufeXBKVxEMjq0fEMtCeRorU#v=onepage&q=kalasha%20culture&f=false