Kafiristan


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Kafiristan

(ˌkæfɪrɪˈstɑːn)
n
(Placename) the former name of Nuristan
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Nu•ri•stan

(ˌnʊər əˈstæn, -ˈstɑn)

n.
a mountainous region in NE Afghanistan. 5000 sq. mi. (12,950 sq. km). Formerly, Kafiristan.
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It was in August 1975 (or perhaps 1976) that my footloose impulse prompted me to undertake a journey by road from Peshawar to the idyllic land of Kafiristan. This week's piece is composed of memories of what was nothing short of a thrilling adventure and also an ode to the many people, who made the trip worth its while.
Here, mistaken by the Kalash for the long-lost white gods of tribal myth, the pair briefly succeed in becoming the kings of Kafiristan. They rule the country until Dravot marries a Kafir girl who bites him during an amorous dispute,Finacial Times quoting William reported.
The plot follows two ex-soldiers in India who decide to become the kings of a Himalayan warzone known as Kafiristan. The film also starred Sean Connery and Michael Caine.
The place where Vavilov collected kafirstanica was not in Kafiristan.
Two British ex-soldiers - Danny Dravot (Connery) and Peachy Carnahan (Michael Caine) - decide to make their fortune after service in India and set up as kings in the mysterious land of Kafiristan, a remote middle-eastern kingdom where no outsider has set foot since Alexander the Great.
The Kalash people remained rulers of Chitral valley for almost five centuries (332-712 AD), but are now restricted only to three sub-valleys viz: Bumburet, Birir and Rumbor, collectively known as Kalash valley or Kafiristan. The Kalash valley is located in the dry temperate zone at 71[degrees] 46' 55" east longitudes and 35[degrees] 50' 32" north latitudes having pleasant summers and very cold winters characterized by heavy snow fall with annual average rain of 250-400 mm.
It was a small role, but there was one extended scene in which the young Pasha Salahuddin, his head turbaned and eyes thickly lined with kohl, is standing between Michael Caine and Sean Connery as the two debate the fate of the fictitious Kafiristan.
While working at a newspaper in India, Rudyard Kipling (Plummer) is accosted by a ragged man (Caine) who turns out to be an old acquaintance who tells a tale of how he and a comrade (Connery) travelled to Kafiristan and tried to become gods before losing everything.
In the film, ex-army officers Sean Connery and Michael Caine ended up kings of India's historical Kafiristan region.
Nuristani share culture and history with Kafirs (Unbelievers), of Kafiristan, a region in the north-west of Pkaistan.
It's a colourful romp set in the fictional country of Kafiristan.