Salman Rashid

Travel writer, Fellow of Royal Geographical Society

Deosai Life

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[Image from Deosai: Land of the Giant] - Book is available at Sang e Meel (042-3722-0100), Lahore

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At 19 November 2013 at 08:58, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful to look at. I am wondering how is it to live this life? I am sure it must be hard.

At 19 November 2013 at 09:28, Anonymous Salman Rashid said...

If you mean the Gujjars' life, that certainly is strenuous. If you mean mine, not too bad.

At 19 November 2013 at 10:04, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course I mean life of those Gujjar girls seen in this image. Going and coming may be OK and fun but living there must be different. I have read about mosquitoes and scorpions there up in the north. No amenities we take them for guaranteed in urban areas.

At 19 November 2013 at 10:57, Anonymous Salman Rashid said...

Mosquitoes yes. Scorpions do not survive in that intense cold.

At 20 November 2013 at 00:20, Blogger Abdul Siddiqui said...

I would like to share about Gujjars with both of you. I want to say this because I have spent almost nine years of my life with those nomadic people in Deosai and Dass Bala Village. As a group in general they can tolerate unbearably cold temperatures and harsh conditions. They walk most of the summer grazing their goats, sheep and mules in the snow, rain and extreme weather. They love their life style and provide good support to the communities in many ways.


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Deosai: Land of the Gaint - New

The Apricot Road to Yarkand

Jhelum: City of the Vitasta

Sea Monsters and the Sun God: Travels in Pakistan

Salt Range and Potohar Plateau

Prisoner on a Bus: Travel Through Pakistan

Between Two Burrs on the Map: Travels in Northern Pakistan

Gujranwala: The Glory That Was

Riders on the Wind

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