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Works: 1,313 works in 2,348 publications in 4 languages and 133,229 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry 
Classifications: PS3552.R68543, 813.54
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Most widely held works by Taliban
Poetry of the Taliban by Alex Strick van Linschoten ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While much has been written about the Taliban's military tactics, media strategy and harsh treatment of women, the cultural and sometimes less overtly political representation of their identity, the Taliban's other face, is often overlooked. Most Taliban fighters are Pashtuns, a people who cherish their vibrant poetic tradition, closely associated with that of song. The poems in this collection are meant to be recited and sung; and this is the manner in which they are enjoyed by the wider Pashtun public today. For the Taliban today, these poems, or ghazals, have a resonance back to the 1980s war against the Soviets, when similar rhetorical styles, poetic formulae and tricks with metre inspired mujahideen combatants and non-combatants alike. The poetry presented here includes 'classics' of the genre from the 1980s and 1990s as well as a selection from the odes and ghazals of today's conflict
Air Battle Force by Dale Brown ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Major General Patrick McLanahan creates an untried futuristic air combat unit that must be used against the Taliban and their plans to seize control of an oil-rich Asian state as the unstable peace in Afghanistan threatens to dissolve in chaos
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Audience level: 0.20 (from 0.06 for Parvana's ... to 0.56 for Poetry of ...)
Alternative Names
Ḥarakat Ṭālibān
English (199)
Pushto (15)
Persian (3)
Polish (2)