by Shujaaat Ali
Karim Khan of Shimshal valley has authored a bilingual book on Wakhi language, published by L’Harmattan in the Parlon’s series, on rare world languages.
According to information shared by Karim Khan the book comprises of four parts and discusses the Wakhi people, their culture, society, religion, history, geography and Wakhi language. According the book the Wakhi people are descendants of the Saka tribes of Persia.
The book is being seen as a very important step towards development and promotion of Wakhi identity. Public circles have hailed the efforts of Karim Khan.
The book can be obtained online. http://www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=catalogue&obj=livre&no=30570
Karim Khan has also launched the a new project, Shadow Girls Academy, in Aliabad Hunza for promotion of girls education in Hunza.
Information source; http://www.shadowgirlsacademy.org/index-3.html