Sir Olaf Caroe was governor of the Pathan North-West Frontier Province of India during the last two years before the transfer of power in He was a foreign. Results 1 – 30 of 47 The Pathans by Caroe, Olaf and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at logo Lake. English e-Book. The Pathans B.C. – A. D. OLAF CAROE. Back to APNA Web | English Books | Shahmukhi Books | Gurmukhi Books | Urdu .

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Zaid Khan rated it it was amazing Feb 10, Through sensitivity and intelligence, many of these colonial officers overcame their political and racial prejudices and came to know the tribesmen well. Americans elect Muslim women to Congress for the first time.

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View all 7 comments. And, to the end, a lucid mind, a literary pen, and a wide circle of interested friends allowed him to contribute to Pathan studies. Aasif rated it it was ok May 17, In this case a book of History. Qaiser Khan rated it it was amazing Jan 16, I so love history when someone narrates it like this.

Find out more JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. Hardcoverpages. Karac Outstanding scholarly account of this rather strange tribal group that has become one of the most significant populations on the planet: It is—with its Epilogue—essential reading for anyone interested in recent development in Afghanistan and Pakistan.


The literary contributions of Sir Olaf will be around for generations to come. From pre-Islam to all Arab conquests, to Mughal era and British rule.

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The detailing, research of numerous events and pashtun people of significance is too vast. Visit to China ‘more successful than expected’, prime minister tells cabinet. Want to Read saving…. It was obviously written 40 years ago and isn’t for everyone. I doubt that I’ll find a more comprehensive history book on the Pashtuns by any other writer. Peoples whose aggressive codes of revenge and biases in favor of family honor are not simply out of step with the modern world, but a danger to it: Ahmed Louis Dupree, who knew and corresponded with Pathqns Olaf Caroe over a number cadoe years, also writes: Took me through millennia and I felt I was driving along with Olaf Caroe along the road of history in a time machine.

Rauf rated it it was amazing Jun 02, JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. The definition of a competent bureaucrat includes the ability to keep his political boss out of trouble. And then establish a personal opinion regarding that piece pxthans historical information.

Dating from ancient greek times of b. Whether writing for the te or for more private, often confidential, readership, the respect and affection of these officers for the tribesmen emerges clearly.

Oct 25, Dave Beeman rated it really liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet. It is a book to be used when one wants to read about any specific time of Pashtun history.

Natasha rated it really liked it Jul 02, Outstanding scholarly account of this rather strange tribal group that has become one of the most significant populations on the planet: And does state his own opinions. What we had been doing today as of BC? As many of us have come to know and are often told that our history of the subcontinent, specially pre partition, written in various history books is distorted.


In this instance, history of Pashtuns. Masoom Khan rated it it was amazing Jun 26, This impression includes an Thw written by the author just prior to his death in the light of recent events in Afghanistan.

Good book providing tribal background information on the eastern border of Afghanistan and the western border of Pakistan – the uncontrolled tribal lands of the Northwest Frontier.

Centre and state institutions need to go beyond boilerplate statements and demonstrate their resolve to enforce the law.

That is why it is foolish to ignore and avert oneself from this magnificent work of Pashtun History by Sir Olaf Caroe, merely on the grounds of him being a safeguard and a decorated soldier of British imperialism.

The Pathans, 550 B. C. A. D. 1957

The Data Darbar show was not taken too seriously because its organisers had failed to properly showcase their prowess. Was a fascinating experience. It is clearly a book that should belong in every Pashtun family’s library. Refresh and try again.