Kabul Under Siege: An Inside Account of the 1929 Uprising (Princeton Series on the Middle East)

Kabul Under Siege An Inside Account of the Uprising Princeton Series on the Middle East In January the reigning monarch of Afghanistan Amir Aman Allah Khan was driven from his capital by a former soldier turned outlaw The uprising was a response to the ruler s attempts to moderni

  • Title: Kabul Under Siege: An Inside Account of the 1929 Uprising (Princeton Series on the Middle East)
  • Author: Fayz Muhammad Robert D. McChesney
  • ISBN: 9781558761551
  • Page: 224
  • Format: Paperback
  • In January 1929, the reigning monarch of Afghanistan, Amir Aman Allah Khan, was driven from his capital by a former soldier turned outlaw The uprising was a response to the ruler s attempts to modernize the tribal culture of Afghanistan Kabul, then as now, was of considerable symbolic importance, and its loss sounded the death knell to the king s power and his reforms, mIn January 1929, the reigning monarch of Afghanistan, Amir Aman Allah Khan, was driven from his capital by a former soldier turned outlaw The uprising was a response to the ruler s attempts to modernize the tribal culture of Afghanistan Kabul, then as now, was of considerable symbolic importance, and its loss sounded the death knell to the king s power and his reforms, much as the defeat of the Soviet backed government in 1993 spelled the end of Marxist power in Afghanistan as well as its efforts at reforming this unyieldingly tribal society Until now, there has been no account of the nine month rule of the outlaw king, Habib Allah, nicknamed Son of the Watercarrier, from inside the capital During the occupation, Fayz Muhammad, a Kabul resident and well known historian who had already published an authoritative history of the country, and had chronicled the reigns of Aman Allah and his immediate predecessor, kept a detailed journal, which forms the basis of this book This account of the occupiers extortion, confiscation, and the resulting hardships, as well as the actions of those who resisted, is a timely reminder of the drama being played out in Afghanistan today.

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    • Najila says:

      I heard mixed reviews but it's rare to get a decent history book from Afghanistan so this will be worth a read.

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