Heroes of the Age: Moral Fault Lines on the Afghan Frontier

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Index
Abdul Baqi, Maulana, 126–28, 129, 142– 43, 147, 169, 170
Abdul Ghafur. See Akhund of Swat
Abdul Qudus Khan, 42
Abdul Wahhab, 163
Abdur Rahim, 105–6
Abdur Rahman Khan: Abdur Rahim’s servant and, 105–6; akhundzada status under, 52; authority claims by, 94–97, 116, 165, 217, 247n14; autobiography of, 28, 89, 115, 239n24, 246n7; constant vigilance of, 83, 115, 245n2; contempt for mullas of, 116–17, 159–62, 166, 261 3; on courtiers, 107–8, 249n37; death and funeral of, 123–25, 215, 261n56; distinctive moral station of, 26–27, 170; dreams of, 95–97, 247n16; Durand Line’s creation and, 27–28, 87–88, 246n5; 1897 uprising role of, 28, 178, 197–99, 218, 267nn147, 48, 268nn49, 51; exiles of, 91–93, 100–101, 105–7, 248n35; Ghilzai suppression under, 236n9; Hazrat Sahib and, 160–62, 164– 65, 166–67; hierarchical ethos of, 87, 103–4, 245n4, 250n59; as infidel, 160, 164; Ishaq Khan’s rivalry with, 108–10; Khan of Khiva and, 99, 100; king of Bokhara and, 91–92, 94–95, 100–101; kingship views of, 83–84, 86–88; langar suspicions of, 158–59, 162; Manki Mulla and, 259n43; military of, 103–5; Muhammad Azam and, 98–99, 106–7, 248n24; Mulla of Hadda’s conflict with, 116, 159–60, 163–64, 261n49, 268n51; nation-state’s emergence and, 27–28, 84, 245nn3, 4; Parawana Khan and, 105, 248n30; proclamation, text of, 78–82; relationship to father, 90–93, 247n21; Safi uprising against, 261n52; Saidullah and, 264n29; spy network of, 115; stable regime of, 5, 111–12; tyrannical rule of, 62, 110–11, 119–20, 121–22, 166, 247n15, 250nn48, 52; on women, 108, 249n38. See also Kingship; The Life of Abdur Rahman Khan; Proclamation of
Abdur Rahman Khan
Abu-Lughod, Lila, 242n18
Achilles, 242–43n20
Afghan Information Center, 17–18
Afghanistan: as artificial nation-state, 3–4, 5–6; boundary delineation of, 27–28, 31, 87–88, 227–28, 246n5; colonialist retreat from, 5, 86, 235n5; conflicting cultural principles in, 4; contemporary identity issues in, 228–30, 270nn7–9; frontier of, 5, 235n4; ideological/political conflict in, 6–7; Islam’s significance to, 9–10, 232– 33; source of civil strife in, 2–3, 216–17, 233–34; Sufi practices in, 135–36, 254n10; tribe-state relations in, 8–9, 18. See also Pakhtun society; Refugees; Tribes
Afridi, Ajab Khan, 16
Ahmad, Qazi Hussain, 225, 269n5
Ahmad Khan, 107
Ahmad Shah Durrani, 84
Ahmadzai tribe, 236n9
Akhund (religious scholar): defined, 253n8; at langars, 258n35
Akhund of Swat, 260n45; education and leadership of, 255nn12, 13; miracle story

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Maps vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Significant Persons xiii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - The Making of Sultan Muhammad Khan 33
  • 3 - The Reign of the Iron Amir 78
  • 4 - The Lives of an Afghan Saint 126
  • 5 - Mad Mullas and Englishmen 172
  • 6 - Epilogue 220
  • Notes 235
  • Glossary 271
  • Bibliography 279
  • Index 297
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