The Hazaras of Afghanistan: An Historical, Cultural, Economic and Political Study

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Saint Martin's Press, 1997 - History - 265 pages
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This is a study of the second largest but least well-known ethnic group in Afghanistan. Largely Shi'ia by religion and Farsi-speaking, the Hazaras traditionally inhabited Central Afghanistan. Because of the war they are now scattered across the country and in neighboring countries in large numbers as well. The Hazaras have recently come into a more influential position within the country's social fabric because its tribally based pyramidal structure has been disrupted. This book, therefore, makes a unique contribution in Afghanistan studies. It also directly confronts the taboo subject of an Afghan sense of national identity, a concept crucial to the resolution of Afghanistan's current crisis.

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Although a very interesting book, it is definitely not empty of stereo types and not to mention invalid claims which tantamount to mere assumptions. I would not recommend this book who are really behind the real facts backed by evidence.

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Great work, I am reading this books and I find much informative and great work done.
Syed Askr Mousavi has done a brilliant work in exploring of Afghanistan

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Research Member of Linacre College, Oxford University.

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