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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 462–474.
Published: 01 December 2019
...: rumors simultaneously breed fear and confusion, help forge intimacy, and provide certainty and coherence. Rather than subvert power relations or simply critique the powerful, I suggest that rumors and conspiracy theories provide the means through which tribal Pashtuns live and make their way in a social...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 595–609.
Published: 01 December 2010
... (TNSM) and Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Acknowledging the importance of the wider geopolitical environment, I argue that the rise of the TNSM and TTP is a function of the historical salience of Islamic (jihad) idiom in Pashtun society, localized sources of discontent, and historical-structural...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2008) 28 (3): 473–486.
Published: 01 December 2008
.... The non-Pashtun forces sies in Kenya and Tanzania. At this stage, U.S. of Tajik leader Ahmed Shah Massoud, the pow- strategy was aimed not at the overthrow of the erful Uzbek militia of Abdul Rashid Dostum, Taliban but at pressurizing it to turn over bin...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2017) 37 (3): 494–509.
Published: 01 December 2017
... is widely used to denote any citizen of present- day Afghanistan, irrespective of ethnolinguistic affiliation, in this article I employ Afghan in its more restricted, premodern sense to denote the Pashtun. 49 4 Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East Vol. 37, No. 3, 2017 doi 10.1215...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 359–360.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Pashtuns, animating their pervasive mistrust of both the Pakistani army as well as the Taliban. Finally, Radhika Gupta explores the kinds of political subjectivity and critique articulated in protracted experiences of militarization that do not easily fall under the rubric of “occupation.” Her essay...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (3): 398–400.
Published: 01 December 2010
... journey across the Indian Ocean for Mecca Persian Travel Accounts to the West,” which in 1853, assuming the identity of and masquer- analyzed eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ading as a Persian, Pashtun, and Arab traveler Persian travelers’ views of Europe and how these along the way. Sabri Ates...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2004) 24 (1): 199–213.
Published: 01 May 2004
... commander, Ahmed Shah Massoud the Pashtun-Taliban theocracy and to the Taliban’s the “Lion of Panjshir,” in his new capacity as mili- guest/patron, Osama bin Laden. As “smoking gun tary head of the anti-Taliban Northern Alliance. proof” of this connection between their Chechen While the U. S. had...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 490–493.
Published: 01 December 2019
... regime,” so too does the work of rumor among Pashtuns generate apparently conflicting emotional states—fear and panic, trust and familiarity. This lends a “trickster quality” to social relations and the environment, again underscoring the centrality of uncertainty in constituting a security milieu...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 421–424.
Published: 01 December 2019
... and difference, ambivalence is dissent and resists the colonization of hearts and minds. Ammara Maqsood takes us to the beating heart of rumors and conspiracy theories in Pakistan as they circulate among tribal Pashtuns and animate their pervasive mistrust of both the Pakistani army and the Taliban...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2021) 41 (2): 253–257.
Published: 01 August 2021
... and content, laced with grief, and privileges formal labels over content, Hanley rightly criticizes. Kabul in the early twentieth-century was genuinely cosmopolitan in that it was ethnically diverse, home to Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, Uzbeks, and Turkmens who were for most of history, autonomous entities...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2020) 40 (1): 214–219.
Published: 01 May 2020
... himself witnesses modern Muslim myopia at an airport in Saudi Arabia in 1980, where he sees a customs officer using a hammer to shatter chess pieces he has found in a Pashtun laborer's suitcase (52). The first half of this review will address Ahmed's remedies to the myopia of modern Muslims, which he...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (3): 389–406.
Published: 01 December 2019
... in Gilgit, I was struck by how many were Pashtuns, originally from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. “I've been in Gilgit a long time,” an elderly cobbler laughed dismissively when I asked him when he came to Gilgit. I probed, “You must have come after the opening of the Karakoram Highway? In the 1970s?” He...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2015) 35 (3): 539–556.
Published: 01 December 2015
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2009) 29 (2): 246–258.
Published: 01 August 2009
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2010) 30 (2): 250–261.
Published: 01 August 2010
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2007) 27 (1): 126–138.
Published: 01 May 2007
... the northern and British colonies’ newspapers. One of them provinces of India (presented as “Afghans, Pa- is extracted from the Cape Town’s daily, Cape thans, Afridis, and Pashtuns”) who were hosted Times, which under the headline “They Caught in February 1906 by the Liverpool Muslim In- Eric...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2012) 32 (1): 255–269.
Published: 01 May 2012
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2019) 39 (1): 196–211.
Published: 01 May 2019
... introduction to filmmaking while visiting a school friend's house. The friend's mother was a Pashto film actress, and it was here that Guddu first furtively overheard conversations about film. But in the city of migrants his own Pashtun family was less receptive to cinema and expressed their consternation...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2004) 24 (1): 161–176.
Published: 01 May 2004
... primarily of Sunni ethnic Pashtuns to herald a period of improved U. S.-Iranian rela- that view Shi’as as heretics. By 2001 the Northern tions. Spontaneous public demonstrations of support Alliance had suffered numerous defeats, but dog- and candlelight vigils for the United States took gedly retained...
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Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (1996) 16 (1): 55–67.
Published: 01 May 1996
... the various Sunnis (e.g., Baluchis, chored among the predominant ethno-sectarian Pashtuns, Muhajers, Sindis) have placed obstacles to a group would be harmful to the interests of those in pan-Sunni fundamentalist party. These factors, in the minority. Depending on a variety of factors, a mi...