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Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Kohistani: The Road to Thull

This published article is based on a case study I'm reading about death enmity amongst the Kohistani Community. This particular discussion is about the road built to the isolated villages and how it changed the community.

Interestingly, you would think with the addition of a new info structure, organized vengeance would fade to some sort of degree. This was not case, as the first highway system actually promoted it, linking villagers with a more modern economy and a new political system. Therefore, this new highway triggered sociocultural transitions in Thull that ultimately resulted in Dushmani.

Consequence 1

On the positive side, religious leaders were now able to travel on bus routes to Mardan and Peshawar to further their Islamic studies with Pathan scholars and educators. In turn, the religious leaders...

From: Anthropology Study: The Road to Thull

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