Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Homeric, Pasthun, and Balochi values: honour, hospitality, revenge

Such were the values of Anwar Kamal, the leader of a tribal army in Khyber-Pakhtunkwa. Note inter alia the displays of historic weaponry.

Akbar Bugti, a Baloch(i) ἀρχιλῃστής,* said: “It is better to die quickly in the mountain than slowly in bed”. He delighted in punctiliously-pronounced discourses on the love-life of camels and wreaking horrible revenge on his foes. “What is better than seeing your enemies driven before you and then taking their women to bed?”.

* '-insurrectionist' is better than '-robber, -bandit, or -brigand'.

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