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  1. It is however correct that the Raees period was peaceful and welfare based. Perhaps it was a newly formed Muslim rule here so it was a tributary state to the Amir of Kashghar.

  2. And our historian has written foreword on this book, thus defending himself and the book. At the same time he has been part of same tacit movement in which he supports the idea of moralizing and justifying the position of Yuft as a group had something different to others. And they are the real respectful by then and now.

  3. First that is to be pointed out that there is a recorded history as documents of Chitral since 1740s when the rulers of Chitral were Called Raees. Then there is some document of Khyrullah Mehtar of later 1790’s. Before Raees the rulers were called Sumaleks who were probably all over Kafir period rulers. The capital of Chitral was shifted to present day Chitral town from Kosht either in last Sumalek era or in Raees period. Raees rulers also practiced some un-islamic rites like storing the dead in shelves in the Gunbad e Raeesan mound which is present time Goldoor Dok. Katoor family came to power and ruled as Mehtars after 1760s. Chitralis, Dangerik, Khuzareis, Kohistanis, Bashqerik, Bashgalis, Kalashas all were different tribes of Kafirs. Even Diris. In 1560-70s when Mughal Army of Akbar made a campaign against Yusufzais, they chased them upto upper Dir where they have written that they captured some villages of Dir from the Kafirs ahead. The main Kafir tribe was Chitralis and the Drasan fort of Kosht was the historic fort of Chitral and all Kafiristan. The ruler of Chitral was respected and obeyed by all. Kalasha tribe lived in Drosh and Ayun who started merging into main Chitrali tribe after Islamization of the area. Tribewise first Chitralis, then Dangeriks and Kohistanis and then Kalasha converted to Islam. Bashgalis were in gradual conversion when Amir Abdurrahman after winning over the area from English made them converted as a whole by giving them ultimatum. Writing a history is not writing a gossip or a story telling.

    • Did you read the book and commenting on that or you are commenting on this article? The things you mentioned are known to every kid in Chitral so I am not sure what you actually want to say.

      • It’s a casual statement that every kid knows that. Least may know that and for your own self, if you know that much what I have commented then I bet you are a historian.
        One wearing 3 piece suit and taken bar b que cannot even imagine the days only a century back in Chitral when sleeping with a filled belly was the highest degree of luxury for a countryman. Then think of bringing ulamas or scholars from Bukhara etc here to serve….???

        • Again, I must say you make no sense. I am at a loss to see what you actually want to say! and the things you mentioned are known to everyone, even college kids.

    • Beta,the Raises’ burying their dead in vaults in underground burial rooms accorded to the grave culture of those days.It might not be un-Islamic per se,as the religious rites of burying the dead,giving them bathing,saying their prayers and preserving them in the manner stated seem not to be derogatory to what in essence the Islamic teachings in this regard are.The Raises were harbingers of peace,development and enlightenment in the area as detailed in ‘Nayi Tarikh e Chitral’.Their characteristic almost ‘unworldliness’ for not amassing land tracts for the ruler tribe and their progeny besides their seeming monogamous practice testifies to my assertion.Their propagation of Islam by building the first ever university in the area,managing learned resource persons for the same,fighting holy wars with the pagans, subduing and consolidating Chitral Territory,constructing big channels are some of the traits not or little known in monarchy.

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