The Afghans


“Vogelsang … has produced a valuable overview of Afghan history and archaeology…[his] book reminds readers that Afghanistan’s rich history and culture warrant far more attention than merely as a refuge for ‘evil-doers,’ and that its people deserve the interest and support of the West even when globalized conflicts are at stake.” Choice Okumaya devam et

A Muslim Shaman of Afghan Turkestan

A Muslim Shaman of Afghan Turkestan (South Turkistan)

During field work in 1968 in the town of K in northern Afghanistan (South Turkistan) (cf.Centlivres I971) the authors attended a therapeutic seance performed bya baxsi2 or shaman with the aid of a qobuz or horsehair fiddle. Both thebaxJi as a healer and his qobuz have long been observed among the Kazakh and Kirghiz, but their presence in Afghanistan was, to the best of our knowledge, first reported by Slobin (i969). Okumaya devam et

The Kirghiz and Wakhi of Afghanistan

The Kirghiz and Wakhi of Afghanistan
” … a detailed ethnography that described the uniqueness of the circumstances in which the Kirghiz found themselves… fascinating … “–Times Literary Supplement, June 3 2005 “A carefully developed ethnography that will surely be appreciated as one of the finest on peoples in Central Asia.” — MESA Bulletin “Shahrani’s work is doubly significant: it is an account of a people Okumaya devam et