Relationships and Identities of Hunza with Central Asia

Fazal Baig, Sadruddin Qutushi, Mir Tajik

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In this chapter, we explore the historical, ethnic, linguistic, cultural and religious connections between Hunza region in Gilgit-Baltistān, Pakistan and Central Asia, particularly Tajikistan. To do so, we have divided the chapter into four parts. The first part presents an overview of the geo-anthropological landscape of Gilgit-Baltistān region, formerly known as Northern Areas of Pakistan, and Hunza as the focus of the study. The second section provides a theoretical discussion on the concepts underpinning this chapter. The third part illustrates the research design and methodology used to conduct this study. The fourth section presents the findings of this study, highlighting the identities such as kinship, and other connections between Hunza region and Central Asia. Finally, the chapter ends with a conclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTajiks: History, Culture, Religion and People
EditorsD. Dagiev
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022


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