John Staley was a British scholar who did PhD from the University of Punjab Pakistan. He had produced dozens of papers on various topics. In this book, he deals with the study of the society of Chitral and Gilgit Baltistan. Staley was also co-writer with Shahzada Hussam ul Mulk of Chitral for writing paper on “Houses in Chitral. He was a frequent visitor of Chitral. This book is scholarly written for the student of history and sociology.