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

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Editorial Reviews

Harvard Middle East and Islamic Review
"...an excellent and useful translation"
Religious Studies Review
"This journal-based memoir, written by partisan anti-Tajik historian Fayz Muhammad Hazarah, is the first-hand participant-observer account of civil unrest during the nine-month rule of Habib Allah Kalakani ... McChesney clarifies masterfully these events"
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Table of Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations
Preface, Acknowledgments, and Note on Transliteration
Introduction 1
Fayz Muhammad: His Life and Works 15
Fayz Muhammad's Journal/Narrative of the 1929 Putsch 22
Pt. 1 The Tajiks Take Kabul 31
The Background of Habib Allah, "the Watercarrier's Boy" 33
The First Tajik Assault on Kabul 36
The Second Tajik Assault, the Abdication of Aman Allah, and the Three-Day Amirate of Inayat Allah Khan 39
Habib Allah Takes Full Possession of the Capital 44
Pt. 2 The Tajiks Consolidate and Resistance Grows 49
Ali Ahmad Khan Luynab's Amirate in the East 50
The Tajik Administration in Kabul 55
Evacuation of Foreigners 61
Demonstrations of Support for Aman Allah in Kabul 61
Habib Allah's Struggle to Extend His Control and Defend Kabul 63
The Kabul-Qandahar Routes 64
The Capture of Qandahar and Its Aftermath 81
The Final Chapter for Ali Ahmad Luynab 84
The Logar Valley 85
The Arrival of Nadir Khan in the Logar Valley 87
The Tagab Front 113
The Ghurband Front 116
The Situation in Kabul to the Beginning of June 133
Confiscations, Requisitions, and Price Controls 133
Assassination Plots 140
Sexual Improprieties 142
Religious Deviation 146
Pt. 3 Habib Allah and the Hazarahs 159
The Second Mission to the Hazarahjat 169
The Third Delegation to the Hazarahjat 213
Fighting between Hazarahs and Tajiks Continues 216
Executions in Kabul and Divisions in Hazarah Ranks 221
Pt. 4 Nadir Khan Fades Away and the Hazarahs Negotiate 225
Musahiban Activity in the Eastern and Southern Provinces 226
The Independence Day Celebrations 237
The End of Resistance in Tagab 242
The Hazarahs Make Their Peace with the Tajiks 244
Epilogue 272
Notes 277
Glossary 294
Bibliography 298
Index 300
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