Introducing A Pashto Book:



1. The Era Of Democracy And Republic In Afghanistan

1963 - 1978

By: Abdul Ghafar Farahi




2. Afghanistan - Political Frailty and Foreign Interference

By: Nabi Misdaq


Book Description
Afghan society is analyzed from a fresh standpoint in this book which discusses the countries two and a half centuries of socio-political disquiet and outside interference. The author explores the continuous struggle between the central government and the cornerstone of the present state, the tribes. In its examination of the interchange between the center and the periphery the book presents a compelling review of Afghan history, the role of Islam and the contemporary theories of state, Islam, nationalism, ethnicity, and tribalism.

In addition, the book considers Afghanistan's dynamism and long established custom of dealing with foreign invaders. Covering the Soviet occupation, ethnic conflicts and the US invasion, the book examines Afghan resilience and the capacity to raise an army of fighting men. Written by a well-respected authority on the region, the book highlights past mistakes which should not be repeated and recommendations on the way forward for this troubled nation

About the Author
Nabi Misdaq worked for the BBC for nearly two decades as a radio journalist, producer and as head of BBC Pashto Service, broadcasting three times a day to Afghanistan and South Asia. He has also taught Pashto at the George Mason University in Washington, Inlingua School and Diplomatic Language Services in Roslyn D.C. Dr. Misdaq is also working on a major Pashto to English dictionary and will be ready for publication in 2006.

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