A narrative of journey and stay among the wild and independent tribes, who lived in a number of valleys of western Hindukush. The author, a British Administrator in Gilgit during the last decades of 1800s, was the first and last European to stay with, and study these people before their occupation by the Amir of Kabul and their subsequent conversion to Islam. Within a few years, most of the traces of this archaic culture were lost forever. This book is the only authentic and detailed record of the people called “Kafir” (Pagan) by their Muslim neighbors.
Sir George Robertson’s narrative is lucid and fluent but full of information, to make it a classic work.