Photo essay: On the road to Kalat Naderi
The region around Kalat Naderi in Khorasan, northeastern Iran, is one of the most beautiful yet remote parts of the country. It is home to a number of Kurdish communities that were forcibly settled there during the Pahlavi era. We passed by a group of Kurdish women and children
on our way to Kalat Naderi. Nader Shah Afshar (1688-1747) employed Indian artisans from his conquest of parts of the sub-continent to build a personal monument known as "Ghasr-e Khorshid"
(Castle of the Sun) but it was left incomplete after his death. Not far away is also an historic Islamic shrine known as Imam Zadeh Imam Zaman