Discovering Pakistan

5, 000 years of Civilization & Culture

Indra’s Beverage

British journalist Alice Albinia travels to the remote valleys of the Hindukush and Karakorum in northwest Pakistan in search of the original “Aryans” and the homeland of the Rigveda. There she encounters the polytheistic Kalash tribe, visits millennia-old graves, and muses on modern Pakistan’s relationship with its “Aryan” or Vedic past. Read the chapter from her book “Empires of the Indus“, below.

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