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Published by Kegan Paul .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: c 1500 to c 1900,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • History: World,
  • Afghanistan,
  • History / Middle East,
  • Middle East - General

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages550
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11240315M
ISBN 100710307802
ISBN 109780710307804
OCLC/WorldCa50272447

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At the Court of the Amir | In Afghanistan however, difficult of access, and hence comparatively unknown, there have been, since that strong man Amir Abdurrahman ascended the Throne, such remarkable changes in the administration of the country, and such strides towards civilization, that it was thought a narrative of life there, throwing, possibly, some light on the personality of the Monarch, and on the "bent" of . In Afghanistan however, difficult of access, and hence comparatively unknown, there have been, since that strong man Amîr Abdurrahman ascended the Throne, such remarkable changes in the administration of the country, and such strides towards civilization, that it was thought a narrative of life there, throwing, possibly, some light on the personality of the Monarch, and on the “bent” of. At the court of Amîr. London: Richard Bentley, (OCoLC) Named Person: ʻAbd al-Raḥmān Khān, Amir of Afghanistan; John Alfred Gray; ʻAbd al-Raḥmān Khān, Amir of Afghanistan; John Alfred Gray: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All . At the court of the Amîr, a narrative,. [John Alfred Gray] Amir of Afghanistan; ʻAbd al-Raḥmān Khān, Amir of Afghanistan: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: John Alfred Gray. Find more information about: OCLC Number: Description.

The Kite Runner is set against the backdrop of political turmoil in Afghanistan, from the overthrow of the monarchy in the s, to the rise of the Taliban regime in the s. Some Afghans believed that the rise of the Taliban would be a beneficial change, since the Taliban were a local group of competent fighters heavily committed to religious principles.   In these early chapters of The Kite Runner, we start to see the political instability and violence that mar Afghanistan in the the end of chapter 4, Amir says that "suddenly Afghanistan. Abdur Rahman Khan (Pashto: عبدالرحمان خان ‎) (between and – October 1, ) was Emir of Afghanistan from to He is known for uniting the country after years of internal fighting and negotiation of the Durand Line Agreement with British India.. Abdur Rahman Khan was the first child and only son of Mohammad Afzal Khan, and grandson of Dost Mohammad Khan. Through the course of the book the story of Gray’s life in Afghanistan unfolds, but it is no merely a commentary of a visit, rather an evaluation of a country in flux and its powerful monarch, Amir Abdurrahman. Gray’s position brought him into contact with the rich and the poor, lowly dwellings and palaces, slaves and royalty.

  Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Gray, John Alfred: Title: At the Court of the Amîr: A Narrative Language: English: LoC Class: DS: History: General and Eastern Hemisphere: Asia: Subject 'Abd al-Rahman Khan, Amir of Afghanistan, Subject: Afghanistan -- History Category: Text: EBook-No. Under the Absolute Amir is an account of life and work in Kabul by Frank A. Martin, who for eight years was engineer-in-chief to Amir ʻAbd al-Rahman Khan (reigned −), ruler of Afghanistan, and later to his son and successor, Habibullah (reigned –19). On the road to Kabul -- Arrival at Kabul -- The reception -- Afghan hospitals -- Afghan dwellings -- The Kabul bazaars -- Ethics -- Afghan surgeons and physicians -- The march to Turkestan -- The Amîr -- Life in Turkestan -- The inhabitants of Afghanistan -- The birth of Prince Mahomed Omer -- The rearing of the infant Prince -- The Amîr's conversation -- The first sitting -- The Amîr as an. The illustration with the caption “The Ameer of Afghanistan at home: Life in His Majesty’s harem” was drawn by Balliol Salmon based on material supplied by Mrs. Kate Daly, who for many years was physician to the ladies of the Amir's harem, and who just before had returned to England.