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Harpviken -- The Hazara of Afghanistan : the thorny path... -- 1998

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Author Harpviken, Krisiatn Berg.
Title The Hazara of Afghanistan : the thorny path towards political unity, 1978-1992 / Kristian Berg Harpviken.
Imprint 1998.
Physical Description p. 177-197 ; 30 cm.
Notes Caption title.
Published in “Post-Soviet Central Asia / edited by Touraj Atabaki and John O’Kane” (London : Tauris Academic Studies in association with The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), 1998) p. 177-197.
Summary: “Prior to the Communist coup in 1978, the Hazara had been politically uninfluential outcasts in Afghanistan. Small-scale, localized identities predominated among them, and the state maintained control by dealing directly with local power holders. Ethnic or regional identities were weak. However, by April 1992 when the Communists abdicated, the Hazara had a strong political and military organization, the Hesb-e Wahdat (Unity Party), capable of formulating demands for concessions at the national level. The Hazara territory, Hazarajat, was under Wahdat control. As were large parts of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. The intention of the present paper is to explore how the previously disorganized Hazara population managed to achieve such a high degree of political organization. The focus here will be on the main political organizations that were involved in the process towards unity.”—(P. 177).
Subject Headings Hazaras.
Afghanistan – Politics and government.
Afghanistan – History.
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Accession Number 14403
Language English
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