A Chitrali Gaderi

Submitted by Jonathan Berte on Fri, 2003-07-25 03:00.
A Chitrali Gaderi
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The clever 'crazy man'...

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Submitted by Shams Uddin on Mon, 2007-03-19 17:56.

This man can be seen daily in Chitral’s main bazaar. He carries a big stick in his hand with which he jumps - “shadow striking”, taking two firm steps forward and one backward, his eyes in a trance, focused and murmuring. But he has never committed the folly of any “sane” person. A Persian saying “diwana baker e khood hoshiar ast”, [a crazy person is intelligent as far as the matter concerns him] aptly describes him. Some people say he has a good capacity to analyze others, whilst others believe he has a mystical inspiration.

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