The Shin tribe of Palas valley

Another great picture gallery from the BBC on the plight of the Shin people (with informative captions). Though I had heard a lot about this place where three of the world’s greatest mountain ranges meet (Karakoram, Hindu Kush and Himalayas), I didn’t know much about the Shin and their egalitarian culture. This is in stark contrast to the more common family and social structures of Pakistan where the elders or the powerful have dominance over the rest.

It is a pity that these people are suffering so much after the earthquake four months ago.