The free women of Pakistan
The Kalash, an ancestral ethnic group of the Hindu Kush, persist to the Islam confined in an oasis on the northwestern Pakistan. Its culture and idiosyncrasy is governed by an animistic universe that contrasts with the country’s customs. The woman, considered an identity symbol, enjoys a relative freedom marked by the divine and the profane. Although the Taliban conflict looms as a threat, in these valleys the Kalash and Muslims coexist in harmony.