The Hazaras of Afghanistan : an historical, cultural, economic and political study (Book, 1997) [WorldCat.org]
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The Hazaras of Afghanistan : an historical, cultural, economic and political study

Author: Sayed Askar Mousavi
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a study of the second largest but least well-known ethnic group in Afghanistan. Largely Shi'a by religion and Farsi-speaking, the Hazaras traditionally inhabited Central Afghanistan although because of the war they are now scattered in large numbers across the country and in neighbouring countries as well. The Hazaras have recently come into a more influential position within the country's social fabric  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sayed Askar Mousavi
ISBN: 0312173865 9780312173869
OCLC Number: 36768328
Description: xvii, 265 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Who are the Hazaras? --
2. Social structure --
3. Culture and belief --
4. Socio-economic relations and mode of production --
5. Socio-political change in Hazara society since the 1890s --
6. Old people, new societies --
7. The Hazaras in contemporary Afghanistan --
8. The Hazaras in the 1980s --
9. The Hazaras in the 1990s.
Responsibility: Sayed Askar Mousavi.

Abstract:

"This is a study of the second largest but least well-known ethnic group in Afghanistan. Largely Shi'a by religion and Farsi-speaking, the Hazaras traditionally inhabited Central Afghanistan although because of the war they are now scattered in large numbers across the country and in neighbouring countries 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."--Jacket.

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