GILGIT: Fazal Amin Beg, a renowned researcher, anthropologist, has launched his personal website, fazalamin.com, to make his work available for public online.
The website, which is in its beta version, has sections dedicated to his field studies, biographies, essays/articles, travelogues, tributes and poetry.
A section named “Mother Language Literacy” has also been created, to categorize write-ups about various languages spoken in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Beg told Pamir Times that he is updating the website regularly, and new content is being posted periodically. He said that in the future he aims to make his work about Shughnani, Bartangi and Sariqoli, languages spoken in Central Asia.
A section of the website is also dedicated to Beg’s poetry; he writes poetry in Wakhi, English, Urdu and Persian.
Fazal Amin Beg was born in 1968 in Gulmit village of Gojal Valley, Hunza. He earned his Master’s degree in Persian language and literature in 1997 and his M. Phil degree in Central Asian Studies with a specialization in socio-cultural anthropology in 2005. Fazal Amin also qualified his PhD coursework in Asian Studies (specialization in anthropology) in 2011 from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. To date he has not been able to complete his dissertation due to the lack of facilities for persons with disabilities.
Beg has a retinal degenerative progress called Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) which has affected his eyesight.