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Contested Terrain: Reflections with Afghan Women Leaders

Sally L. Kitch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038709
eISBN:
9780252096648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038709.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book explores the crisis in contemporary Afghan women's lives by focusing on two remarkable Afghan professional women working on behalf of their Afghan sisters. The book's compelling narrative ... More


The Taliban’s Use of Shabnamah (Night Letters)1

Thomas H. Johnson, Matthew DuPee, and Wali Shaaker

in Taliban Narratives: The Use and Power of Stories in the Afghanistan Conflict

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190840600
eISBN:
9780190943158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840600.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter 5 focuses on a traditional Afghan means to communicate at the Afghan village level – Shabnamah or Night Letters. The tropes of this Taliban IO device include: impact of “foreign invaders” on ... More


Afghan Marriage Practices

Sally L. Kitch

in Contested Terrain: Reflections with Afghan Women Leaders

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038709
eISBN:
9780252096648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038709.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter looks at Marzia's and Jamila's marriages since their last interviews. Their changed status was made quite visible in Jamila's case by the presence of her husband and children. The author ... More


New Beginnings: Ālāol’s Early Career in Mrauk U

Thibaut d'Hubert

in In the Shade of the Golden Palace: Alaol and Middle Bengali Poetics in Arakan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190860332
eISBN:
9780190860363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190860332.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 3 looks at Ālāol’s early literary career and the evolution of his concerns and style during a period that stretches over ten years, between 1651 and 1661. It is the occasion to highlight ... More


Literary Urbanity in Mrauk U

Thibaut d'Hubert

in In the Shade of the Golden Palace: Alaol and Middle Bengali Poetics in Arakan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190860332
eISBN:
9780190860363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190860332.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 2 focuses on urban literature and the milieu of the Bengali-speaking dignitaries. I provide a view of the cosmopolitan society of Mrauk U, and I try to locate Bengali-speaking Muslims in this ... More


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