Afghanistan in Ink: Literature Between Diaspora and Nation

Hardcover | December 29, 2012

EditorNile Green, Nushin Arbabzadah

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Afghanistan In Ink uses a wide and largely unknown corpus of twentieth-century Afghan Dari and Pashto literature to show not only how Afghans have reflected on their modern history, but also how the state has repeatedly sought to dominate the ideological contours of that history through thepatronage or exile of writers. Drawing on an abundance of Afghan language sources, the chapters by leading international experts reveal a disruptive twentieth-century dynamic between the importing of multiple conflicting ideologies through literary globalisation and the destabilisation of the stateas a consequence of these literary and ideological flows. As the first scholarly survey of modern Afghan literature, Afghanistan In Ink places the twentieth century's itinerant and exiled Afghan writers into their transnational contexts to trace Afghan artistic and ideological interactions with Muslim and Western nations. The volume emphasises the study ofliteratures in their social and political contexts. With its extensive contextualising introduction, this book provides both specialists and non-specialists with unique 'inside' perspectives on the interweaving of religious, political and cultural debates that have shaped modern Afghansociety.

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Afghanistan In Ink uses a wide and largely unknown corpus of twentieth-century Afghan Dari and Pashto literature to show not only how Afghans have reflected on their modern history, but also how the state has repeatedly sought to dominate the ideological contours of that history through thepatronage or exile of writers. Drawing on an a...

Nile Green is Professor of South Asian and Islamic history at UCLA and chair of the UCLA Program on Central Asia. His research focuses on the history and literature of the Muslim communities of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran and the Indian Ocean. Nushin Arbabzadah grew up in Kabul during the Soviet occupation, and as a teenager ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 5.71 × 8.58 × 0.98 inPublished:December 29, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199327769

ISBN - 13:9780199327768

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