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A History of India in Two Books. Book I Only
Moscow, Progress Publishers. 1979. Hardcover. Book, 264pp. 8vo/22.5cm. Green decorated cloth gilt in slightly edgeworn and chipped dj. VG+/G+. The first volume of a revised and shortened version of a 4-volume work published by Soviet Indologists between 1959 and 1969.
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Book number: 000600
USD 9.78 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 7.5 | JP¥ 1109]
Catalogue: India-history
Keywords: India, History, Communist Interpretation, Soviet Indology, Soviet Interpretation, Soviet Orientalism, India-History, History-India,

The Pakistani Historian
Delhi, Renaissance Publishing House. 1994. (ISBN: 9693522125) Hardcover. Book, First Edition. xiv, 218pp, index. 8vo/23cm. Black cloth gilt, light wear, some pencil marginalia on first ten pages, otherwise clean, tight and very good. A hard-hitting description of the Pakistan history scene by one of the most famous contemporary Pakistani historians, Khurshid Kamal Aziz (1927- ). Born in Batala India he has held the highest positions in Pakistan's history profession including historical advisor to the Prime Minister. He has also taught in various world universities for more than fifty years and authored other even harder hitting volumes on Pakistan historiography such as The Murder of History (1993). in which he is quoted as stating that history textbooks used in Pakistan are "really national mythology" and 'the subjects of social studies and Pakistan studies are nothing but vehicles of political indoctrination'. Perhaps that is why some of his books like these are published in India?. Very Good.
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Book number: 004085
USD 34.21 [Appr.: EURO 29.25 | £UK 25.75 | JP¥ 3880]
Catalogue: Pakistan-history
Keywords: 9693522125 Pakistan History Historians Historiography South Asia Partition Education Horow

The People's Choice: A History of Albany County in Art and Architecture
Albany, Albany County Historical Association. 1981. Soft cover. Book, Third Printing (1980). x, 135pp, more than one hundred monochrome illustrations, bibliography. 4to/28cm. Paper, light wear, slight sunning one corner, internally fine. A reliable and well illustrated guide to the art, architecture and history of Albany County, New York. The author has written a half dozen successful books on the history and art of the Albany and Saratoga area. Fine.
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Book number: 004570
USD 17.60 [Appr.: EURO 15 | £UK 13.25 | JP¥ 1996]
Keywords: Albany County, New York Dutch Heritage Art and Architecture History

History and Administration of the North-Western Provinces Subsequently called the Agra Province 1803-1858. Foreword by Sir Jadunath Sarkar
Agra, Shiva Lal Agarwala & Co. Private Ltd. 1957. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. xi, 426pp, Foreword, Preface, bibliography. 8vo/23cm. Untitled green cloth, shelf wear only, in slightly chipped and soiled dj, front hinge paper cracked, otherwise internally fine. Ph.D. dissertation Agra University 1955. In his Foreword, Sir Jadunath Sarkar (1870-1958) the distinguished historian of the Mughal and Maratha periods, states that the book is "an uncommonly competent and valuable piece of work"predicts that it will become a permanent book of reference. The author was teaching at Madhava College, Ujjain at the time of publication. Mahar (779) mentions that the area covered by the study, present day Uttar Pradesh, has always been a major prize in contests for political supremacy in India. Fine.
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Book number: 003266
USD 24.44 [Appr.: EURO 21 | £UK 18.5 | JP¥ 2772]
Catalogue: India-history
Keywords: India North-Western /Agra Province History British Rule Politics and Government Uttar Pradesh United Provinces Horow

"Our Crowd": The Great Jewish Families of New York
New York, Evanston and London, Harper & Row, Publishers. 1967. Hardcover. Book, 440pp, Family Business Tree on endpapers, Preface, 16 pages of monochrome illustrations from photographs and prints, index. 8vo/22cm. Blue cloth gilt, lettering a bit faded, lightly worn, in edgeworn dj, with old dampstain on back, otherwise internally clean, tight and very good. An insightful look into the lives of New York's Jewish elites. Stephen Birmingham (1932- ) has written extensively about America's upper classes. This was the first of his more than thirty books. Very Good.
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Book number: 005105
USD 14.66 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1663]
Keywords: New York Jewish Families Elites Social History 440pp,

Historical Dictionary of Pakistan
Metuchen, N.J. The Scarecrow Press, Inc. 1991. Hardcover. Book, Asian Historical Dictionaries No. 3. xxxvi, 254pp, Editor's Foreword, Acronyms, Chronology, Introduction, The Dictionary, bibliography, appendix. 8vo/22cm. Grey cloth, as new. A serious reference handbook for the study of Pakistan's shifting fortunes in its relatively short lifetime since the 1947 Partition of India. The author, Shahid Javed Burki (1938- ) a professional economist, is qualified to speak authoritatively as a former Finance Minister of Pakistan, a Vice President of the World Bank, an author of several critically reviewed books and the writer of a weekly opinion column in Dawn, the leading English-language newspaper of Pakistan. As New.
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Book number: 003449
USD 39.10 [Appr.: EURO 33.5 | £UK 29.5 | JP¥ 4434]
Catalogue: Pakistan-history
Keywords: Pakistan History Dictionaries Politics & Government Principal Per

History of the Freedom Movement in India. Volume II
New Delhi, Publications Division. Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. GOI. 1967. Soft cover. Book, Second Edition, enlarged. xi, 629pp, Resistance and Insurrections, Revolt of 1857, Indian Middle Class, The New Education, Press and Public Opinion, Social Reform, Economic Background of Indian Nationalism, Trends of Muslim Political Thought, Religion & Social Reform Movements, Education & the Indian Press, Imperialism & Its Record, The Political Movement, Literary Renaissance, index. Tall 8vo/24.5cm. Stiff printed wrappers, light edgewear, in slightly edgeworn, soiled and chipped dj, internally fine. The second of three volumes by the distinguished educator, Dr. Tara Chand (1888- ), at the time of writing Educational Advisor to the Government of India. This volume is mainly about the 19th century. Mahar (924) calls this "a major statement of the Indian view of British rule and the nationalist movement.". Fine.
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Book number: 002418
USD 19.55 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 | £UK 14.75 | JP¥ 2217]
Catalogue: India-history
Keywords: India History Indian Freedom Movement Nineteenth Century Revolt/Mutiny of 1857 Muslims Nationalism Imperialism Literary Renaissance Horow

History of the Freedom Movement in India. Volume I
Delhi, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, GOI. 1961. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. xv, 400pp, Foreword by Humayun Kabir, index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Tan textured (silk?) cloth, shelf wear only in lightly edgeworn dj, small Delhi dealer stamp on ffep, otherwise internally fine. A more or less 'official' history of the period from 1750 to 1856 and a major statement of the Indian view of British rule and the nationalist movement by one of India's leading historians. Dr. Tara Chand (1888- ) had held many high positions including as Vice Chancellor of Allahabad University and Educational Adviser to the Government of India. First of three volumes. Mahar 924. Fine.
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Book number: 002417
USD 19.55 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 | £UK 14.75 | JP¥ 2217]
Catalogue: India-history
Keywords: India History Freedom Movement 1750-1856 Great Britain Imperial Incursion and Effect Mughals British Rule Nationalist Struggle Political Life Humayun Kabir Horow

Bengal in the Reign of Aurangzeb 1658-1707. With a Foreword by Dr. P. Hardy
Calcutta, Progressive Publishers. 1967. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. xvi, 284pp, 2 maps (1 folding), 2 appendices, bibliography, index. 8vo/22.5cm. Cloth backed, shelf wear only, back board damp stained, in lightly edgeworn dj also dampstained on back panel, internally fine. A study of some of the main factors in the first half century of Mughal rule in Bengal, particularly the role of the European trading companies such as the East India Company. Dr. Anjali Chatterjee studied at SOAS London under the guidance of Dr. Peter Hardy who in his Foreword indicates her work on the role of Bengal zamindars is particularly unique. Fine.
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Book number: 003359
USD 14.66 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1663]
Catalogue: India-history
Keywords: Bengal History Politics & Government East India Company Commerce Politics & Government Social Conditions Zamindars Horow

Ethnic Settlements in Ancient India (A Study on the Puranic Lists of the Peoples of Bharatavarsa) Part I-Northern India
Calcutta, General Printers & Publishers Ltd. 1955. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. Foreword by R. C. Majumdar. xvii, 212 pp, map, charts, index. 4to/25.5cm. Cloth, shelf wear only, in protected lightly soiled and slightly chipped dj, stamp of Delhi dealer on ffep, minor spotting on title-page, otherwise internally fine. Professor Majumdar terms this "an important study..[which] throws very valuable light on an obscure branch of ancient Indian history". Dr. Chaudhuri (1904- ) was on the staff of Presidency College, Calcutta and had been Reader in History at the University of Dacca. Mahar 265. Fine.
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Book number: 002388
USD 27.37 [Appr.: EURO 23.5 | £UK 20.75 | JP¥ 3104]
Catalogue: India-history
Keywords: Ancient Northern India History Ethnic Settlements Puranas and Epics Historical Geography Bharatavarsa R C Majumdar Horow

The Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York: An Hundred Year Record 1835-1935
New York, The Saint Nicholas Society. 1935. Hardcover. Book, Limited and numbered edition: Number 114 of 800, belonging to Charles H. Wenman (1868-1951) who was a close business and personal assistant to Stuyvesant Fish, President of the Illinois Central Railroad and the 38th President of the Society. xii, 132pp, colored frontis illustration of the St. Nicholas Society flag, many monochrome illustrations from photographs and drawings, appendix listing officers, stewards, members and former members. Tall 8vo/24.5cm. Orange cloth gilt with blue and white decoration over seal of Society, slightly faded at spine and toward edges, internally fine. Many of the personal papers of Charles H. Wenman are in the Collections of the Brooklyn Historical Society. Fine.
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Book number: 004868
USD 63.54 [Appr.: EURO 54.25 | £UK 47.75 | JP¥ 7206]
Keywords: Dutch New York St. Nicholas Society Centennial Volume History Knickerbockers Charles H. Wenman Washington Irving Saint Nicholas Society Symbols

Discovering the Forgotten History of African-Americans in Schoharie County; plus local newspaper feature article
Cobleskill, NY, Times -Journal Press. 2000. Soft cover. Ill.: Drawings by Rita Corbin. Book, Second Edition (1999). [iii], 88pp, map, facsimiles, many black & white illustrations from drawings and photographs, Introduction, Beginnings of Black History in Schoharie Valley, Schoharie County Blacks and the American Revolution, Unusual 1845 Document Comes to Light in Schoharie Country, There Was A School for Black Children in Scharie Village-1850s to 1903, A.M.E. Zion Church in Schoharie (1856-ca.1935), African-American Volunteers in the Civil War from Schoharie County, Chloe of Lawyersville (1805-1891), A Grandmother's Scrapbook, Exodus of the Early Black Families of Schoharie County 1830-1950---Why?, 'I Got A Dream'---The Story of a Successful Black Businessman in Schoharie County, African-American 'History Markers' in Schoharie County Today. 8vo/21.5cm. Illustrated blue card-stock wrappers, minor wear, internally fine. VG+. The feature article by Patsy Nicosia from the Times-Journal newspaper of November 10, 1999 is titled, "Almost Forgotten: Book explores county's Black history.", and shows a picture of author Jack Daniels holding a copy of his book as well as another titled, In Freedom's Birthplace, written by his father, John Daniels, many years before. Fine.
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Book number: 004638
USD 46.92 [Appr.: EURO 40 | £UK 35.25 | JP¥ 5321]
Keywords: Drawings By Rita Corbinblack History Schoharie Country Ny African-Americans Afro-Americans in Upstate New York Cobleskill Patsy Nicosia

Abu Bakr
Ferozsons, Karachi. 1958. Hardcover. Book, n.d. [1958]. First Edition. x, 205pp, 2 maps (colored), bibliography, 3 appendices, index. Tall 8vo/24cm. Cloth backed printed boards, slightly rubbed at extremities, 2 small punctures in spine cloth, light soil, internally clean, tight and very good. A sequel to the author's, The Arabian Prophet Mohammad, his Achievements and Message. This edition scarce. Very Good.
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Book number: 001891
USD 16.62 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 | £UK 12.5 | JP¥ 1885]
Catalogue: Islamic History
Keywords: Islam Islamic Empire Orthodox Caliph Abu Bakr Al Siddiqi History Arabs Middle East Horow

The Cambridge Shorter History of India. Edited by H.H. Dodwell
Delhi, S, Chand & Co. 1964. Hardcover. Book, Second Printing of revised 1958 Edition. xxiv, 784, xxxxvii pp, 21 maps, bibliography, index. 8vo/19.5cm. Blue cloth, light wear in edgeworn and slightly chipped dj, internally fine. VG+/Fair. An attempt to provide the general reader with a complete account of Indian political history from its beginnings down to the year in which the reforms of 1919 were initiated with a section added by R.R. Sethi in the 1958 edition bringing the events down to the Partition of 1947. John Andrew Allan (1884-1955) was then Keeper of the Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum. Sir Thomas Wolseley Haig (1865-1938) had been a Lecturer in Persian, School of Oriental Studies, University of London. Henry H. Dodwell (1879-1946) was Professor of the History and Culture of the British Dominions in Asia, University of London. R.R. Sethi was Professor of History at Panjab University at the time of writing. A basic reference for the political history of India. Fine.
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Book number: 003326
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Catalogue: India-history
Keywords: India History British Period R.R. Sethi Sir Wolseley Haig H.H. Dodwell Horow

India and the Passing of Empire
London, Nicholson and Watson. 1951. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. [ix], 225pp, 4 plates, 9 maps (1 colored & folding), references, 2 indexes. 8vo/22cm. Green cloth gilt, light wear in protected lightly edgeworn dj, stamp of Rawalpindi dealer on ffep, otherwise internally fine. The author makes the interesting division of British India into three periods: 1819-1858 from the end of the Maratha War to the end of the East India Company; 1858-1919 from the assumption of power by the British Government to the Amritsar Massacre; 1919-1947 from Amritsar and the coming of Gandhi to Partition. Sir George Duff-Sutherland Dunbar, 6th Baronet (1878-1962) served many years in the Indian Army and was attached to the Indian States delegation at the Round Table Conference of 1930. He wrote a number of books on India including his History of India (1936), republished several times. Fine.
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Book number: 002824
USD 12.71 [Appr.: EURO 11 | £UK 9.75 | JP¥ 1441]
Catalogue: India-history
Keywords: India History British Empire Imperialism Colonialism Independence Movement

Postcolonial Passages: Contemporary History-writing on India
New Delhi, Oxford University Press. 2004. Hardcover. Book, First Indian Edition. x, 275pp, Preface, Introduction, Colony and Empire, Nation and Community, Margins of Modernity, notes on contributors, index. 4to/25cm. Pictorial hardcover in fine dj, internally fine. NF/NF. Fresh perspectives on the Indian sub-continent and its multifaceted history. Saurabh Dube is Professor of History at the Centre for Asian and African Studies at El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City and is noted for his interdisciplinary approach to history. Fine.
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Book number: 003991
USD 14.66 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1663]
Catalogue: India-history
Keywords: India History Historiography Postcolonial Writing British Occupation

A History of India from the Earliest Times to the Present Day
New York, Farrar, Straus and Cudahy. 1961. Hardcover. Book, 444pp, 127 illustrations from photographs, 21 maps, principal dynasties and rulers, select bibliography, illustrations list, index. 4to/26cm. Blind-stamp decorated black cloth gilt, light rubbing at extremities, in edgeworn, slightly soiled and rubbed dj, front hinge paper cracked one inch at head, otherwise clean, tight and very good. A sound introduction to the history of India by one of the new generation of interpreters. Michael Edwardes (ca 1920- ) served in India as a young soldier in the forties and returned to England to become one of its most sensitive interpretive historical writers on South Asia. Very Good.
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Book number: 003267
USD 13.69 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 | £UK 10.5 | JP¥ 1553]
Catalogue: India-history
Keywords: India History Description and Travel Politics and Government

The East India Company: A History
New York, Dorset Press. 1971. Hardcover. Book, Second Printing. 319pp, 4 maps, appendix, index. 8vo/21.5cm. Brown cloth backed boards gilt, shelf wear only, dj. NF/NF. The story of the company that was more a military power than a commercial concern and responsible in one way or another for nearly one fifth of the world's population. An interesting read. NF.
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Book number: 004835
USD 13.69 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 | £UK 10.5 | JP¥ 1553]
Catalogue: India-history
Keywords: East India Company Great Britain Mercantilism Trade

The Rise of New York Port [1815-1860]
New York, Charles Scribner 's Sons. 1939. Hardcover. Book, First Edition. xv, 485pp, more than fityy illustrations from paintings, Currier & Ives lithographs and other historical documents, Preface, 31 Appendices, Bibliography, Index. Small 4to/24.5cm. Blue-green cloth gilt, a little rubbed, spine gilt a bit dullllish, several stamps of the Collector of Customs and "The Auditor", otherwise clean, tight and very good. An athoritative acount of the Port's devepment in the first half of the nineteenth century. Robert Greenhelgh Albion (1896-1983) was Harvard's first Professor of Oceanic History. Much respected he was often referred to as the dean of American maritime historians. Very Good.
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Book number: 005162
USD 43.99 [Appr.: EURO 37.5 | £UK 33.25 | JP¥ 4989]
Keywords: New York Port Harbor History 19th Century Development Maritime Statistics East Coast Shipping

The Indian Mutiny. Aids for Teachers Series No. 5
London, Routledge & Kegan Paul for The Historical Association. 1958. Soft cover. Book, N.D. (ca 1958?). 12pp. 8vo/21.5cm. A balanced rumination by a knowledgeable specialist historian on ways to look at a determining event of modern British imperial and Indian history. J.B. Harrison was a history instructor at the School of Oriental & African Studies of the University of London. Good.
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Book number: 004168
USD 9.78 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 7.5 | JP¥ 1109]
Catalogue: India-history
Keywords: India History the Mutiny Rebellion War for Independence 1857 Aids for Teachers Series

Lake Erie. American Lakes Series
Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill Company. 1945. Hardcover. Book, Preface by American Lakes series editor Milo M. Quaife, 2 endpaper maps, more than thirty illustrations from photographs, a few text illustrations, epilogue, bibliographical notes, index. 8vo/22cm. Illustrated green cloth gilt, light spotting and edgewear, fore and bottom edges foxed, ex-library marks (bookplate & pocket only), otherwise clean, tight and very good. Harlan Henthorne Hatcher (1898-1998) had a distinguished career as a university professor, dean and president (University of Michigan 1951-1968) and was Ohio Director of the Federal Writers Project. Very Good.
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Book number: 003937
USD 11.73 [Appr.: EURO 10 | £UK 9 | JP¥ 1330]
Catalogue: American History
Keywords: Lake Erie American Lakes Series. Milo M. Quaife

The Mulberry Empire or The Two Virtuous Journeys of The Amir Dost Mohammed Khan
New York, Alfred A. Knopf. 2002. (ISBN: 0375414886) Hardcover. Book, First American Edition (482, [vi], pp, epilogue, glossary, Cast List, Errors and Obligations, bibliography, note about author, note on type. Tall 8vo/25cm. Cloth backed gilt in pictorial dj, previous owner inscription, otherwise NF/NF. A good yarn centering around one of the most dramatic events of the First Afghan War--when the remnant of the 50,000 strong British force consisted of one lone survivor, Dr. Brydon. Other historical characters of the mid-19th century are astutely woven into this absorbing novel. NF.
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Book number: 004602
USD 11.73 [Appr.: EURO 10 | £UK 9 | JP¥ 1330]
Keywords: 0375414886 Afghanistan Historical Fiction 19th Century Fist Afghan War Dr. Brydon Alexander Burnes First Afghan War

The Study and Writing of History
Bronx, NY, Bronx County Historical Society. 2007. (ISBN: 0941980502) Soft cover. Book, First Edition. xi, [iii], 86pp, nearly two dozen illustrations, maps and tables. 8vo/23cm. Dr. Gary D. Hermalyn has been the Executive Director and moving spiriit of The Bronx Country Historical Society since a few years after ts founding in 1955. Presentation letter dated June 18, 2007 from the author to James Hurley laid in. Very Good.
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Book number: 004956
USD 14.66 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1663]
Catalogue: History
Keywords: 0941980502 History Writing Study

Tweed's New York
Garden City, NY, Anchor Books/Doubleday. 1978. (ISBN: 0385076657) Soft cover. Book, First Paperback Edition. xx, 409pp, Author's Note, Myth, 16 pages of monochrome illustrations from photographs and publications, Epilogue, Note, Bibliography, Index. 8vo/23.5cm. Paper, light wear, name previous owner, occasional underlining or marginal note, otherwise clean, tight and very good. A good introduction to the period and the scandals. Dr. Leo Hershkowitz (1921-2011) was a prominent New York City historian especially of its early Jewry as well as 19th century politics. He was also a great document collector founding the Historical Documents Collection at Queens College where he taught for many years and donating collections named after him to the Tamiment Library of N. Y.U. and to the American Jewish Archives. Very Good.
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Book number: 005159
USD 17.60 [Appr.: EURO 15 | £UK 13.25 | JP¥ 1996]
Keywords: 0385076657 New York City History Boss Tweed Democratic Pary

Propaganda Posters of the Afghan Resistance January 1985. Central Asian Survey Incidental Survey Series No. 3
Oxford, Society for Central Asian Studies. 1985. Soft cover. Book, First Edition. 5 pages text, 50 black and white full page illustrations of posters used by the Afghan resistance during the . Illustrated green card-stock wrappers. Fine. 8vo/21cm. Very dramatic posters printed in Pakistan between 1980 and 1984 by the Internal Islamic Fronts of Afghanistan, an organization headed by Professor Sayyed Mahmood Farani. Anthony Hyman (1946-1999) was a graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and student of Afghan and Islamic affairs who interviewed Mr. Farani in Peshawar in 1984. SOAS has created a lecture series ion Central Asia in his memory. Fine.
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Book number: 004807
USD 83.09 [Appr.: EURO 70.75 | £UK 62.5 | JP¥ 9423]
Keywords: Afghanistan Soviet Occupation Period Resistance Art Posters Propaganda Military Fighting Mujahidin Central Asia

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