An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul, and Its Dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India: Comprising a View of the Afghaun Nation, and a History of the Dooraunee Monarchy

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Longman, 1815 - Afghanistan - 675 pages
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The "Kingdom of Caubul" by Elphinstone is one of the best book i have ever read on Pashtun tribes which gave tough time to British forces who once thought to eliminate the buffer (Afghanistan) between British and Russian empire but could not. Perhaps this book was not read by Russians while attempting to repeat the history by attacking Afghanistan in1979. The US forces should read this book prior to fully engaging themselves in Pashtun areas, only to learn that this martial race has never surrenderd to any foreign force and neither will they in future. If Elphinstone's writing was true two hundred years ago it is true now, very little has changed. A must read if you want to know Pathans. Prof.M.Nafis  

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