Tales of Ismaili Women of Shimshal – a Remote Village in Pakistan by Pam Henson

“I don’t read or write but I am very interested in animal husbandry and I have always worked hard on the farm. It was my dream for my children to be educated so I worked hard and provided for their education…” — Guljon Bibi

Remarkable Tales of Ismaili Women from Shimshal, a Remote Village in the Karakoram

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This is a fascinating collection of autobiographical tales told by women from the Ismaili village of Shimshal, in the remote Karakoram mountains. On the eastern border of Pakistan, the women of Shimshal live peaceful lives of extreme hardship and good-humoured tolerance.