By Shaista Wahab
A short background of Afghanistan examines this countrys isolation and the way it discovered itself eager about 30 years of battle and anarchy. This source offers huge history info so readers can comprehend the problems and make educated judgments in their personal. delivering a transparent, concise account of this countrys historic and cultural historical past, from 3000 BCE to the current, this insightful e-book explores the tradition and politics of the Pashtun tribes whose place of birth extends throughout a lot of Afghanistan and northerly Pakistan, in addition to the Taliban insurgency and the connection among neighborhood leaders and the vital executive in Kabul.
About the Author
Shaista Wahab is a local of Kabul, the capital urban of Afghanistan. She holds levels in historical past and data sciences from Kabul college, the collage of recent Delhi in India, and the college of Nebraska at Omaha. She is shortly the cataloger and curator of the collage of Nebraskas Arthur Paul Afghanistan assortment.
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E. and proceeded to carve out the largest political entity yet known. History as taught in the Western tradition starts with the ancient Fertile Crescent and then moves on to Greece; it looks at the Persian Empire from the standpoint of a Westerner looking east. We learn that Cyrus the Great, who founded the empire on the Iranian plateau, conquered Babylon to the west and allowed the Old Testament Jewish exiles to return to Jerusalem; Darius I conquered Thrace and invaded 38 EARLY HISTORY Greece; and Alexander of Macedon brought his armies from Europe to subdue the vast Achaemenid realms.
They fish the marshes and seasonal lakes of the Sistan; others farm the fertile banks of the Helmand River. Kuchis F rom time immemorial, there has been a large population of seasonal nomads in Afghanistan known as kuchis. Ethnically, most of them are Pashtun (or Baluchi), but they do not fit neatly into the Pashtun tribal structure. In the cold months, kuchis pitched their black tents in lowland camps in various parts of the country or in Pakistan; they often farmed their own land. In the warmer months, they generally pastured their flocks in the central highlands, taking all their possessions with them.
Ninety-nine percent of Afghans are Muslims. About 80 percent belong to the Sunni sect of Islam, and 19 percent are Shiites, with perhaps 1 percent Ismailis. Hindus, Sikhs, and Jews together make up less than 1 percent of the population. During the 1980s, approximately 50,000 Hindus and Sikhs lived in urban areas. They were mainly traders, merchants, and moneylenders. Afghan Hindus and Sikhs speak Hindi or Punjabi in addition to Dari and Pashto. Several thousand Jews used to live in Kabul, Herat, and Kandahar.