Afghanistan: an overview

A driver at the window of his painted cab door in Kabul (from Popular Art in Afghanistan, cited below.)

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Adamec, Ludwig W.
     Historical dictionary of Afghanistan / by Ludwig W. Adamec.  Metuchen,
   N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1991.
     Series title:  Asian historical dictionaries ; no. 5.
       UCB   Main      DS356 .A27 1991
       UCB   S-S/EAsia DS356 .A27 1991 REF

Afghanistan : a country study / Foreign Area Studies, the American
   University ; edited by Richard F. Nyrop and Donald M. Seekins.  5th ed.
   Washington, D.C. : The Studies : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O.
     Series title:  Area handbook series.
     Series title:  DA pam ; 550-65.
       UCB   GovSocSci DS351.5 .A341 1986
       UCB   Law Lib   Asia KF175 .A74 1986
       UCB   S-S/EAsia DS351.5 .A341 1986 REF

A Directory of organizations concerned with Afghanistan : 1987 [Mary Ann
    Siegfried, editor].  New York : Afghanistan Forum, [1987?].
        UCB   Main      DS371.2 .D57 1987
        UCB   Main      DS371.2 .D57 1987 (another copy)
        UCB   S-S/EAsia DS371.2 .D57 1987 (another copy) REF

Hanifi, M. Jamil (Mohammed Jamil)
     Annotated bibliography of Afghanistan.  4th ed., rev. / by M. Jamil
   Hanifi.  New Haven, Conn. : HRAF Press, 1982.
       UCB   S-S/EAsia DS351.5.A12 H36 1982 REF

Hobbs, Frank.
      Afghanistan : a demographic profile / by Frank B. Hobbs.  Washington,
    D.C. : Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania Branch, Center for
    International Research, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Dept. of Commerce,
      Series title:  CIR staff paper ; no. 34.
        UCB   Main      HB3636.6 .H61 1988

Jawad, Nassim.
      Afghanistan, a nation of minorities / by Nassim Jawad.  London, UK :
    Minority Rights Group, 1992.
        UCB   Main      DS354.5 .J38 1992

Jones, Schuyler, 1930-
      Afghanistan / Schuyler Jones, compiler.  Oxford, England ; Santa Barbara,
    Calif. : Clio Press, c1992.
      Series title:  World bibliographical series ; v. 135.
        UCB   Ref/Bib   DS351.5 .J65 1992

McLachlan, K. S. (Keith Stanley)
      A bibliography of Afghanistan : a working bibliography of materials on
    Afghanistan with special reference to economic and social change in the
    twentieth century / by Keith McLachlan and William Whittaker ;...
    Cambridge, England : Middle East & North African Studies Press,, 1983.
        UCB   Main      DS351.5 .M4 1983
        UCB   Ref/Bib   DS351.5.A12 M4 1983
        UCB   S-S/EAsia DS351.5.A12 M4 1983 REF

Rahimi, Wali M.
      Status of women : Afghanistan / prepared by Wali M. Rahimi.  Bangkok :
    Unesco Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, 1991.
      Series title:  Social and human sciences in Asia and the Pacific. RUSHSAP
    series on monographs and occasional papers ; 31.
        UCB   Main      HQ1735.6 .R29 1991
        UCB   S-S/EAsia HQ1735.6 .R29 1991 REF
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Auboyer, Jeannine.
     The art of Afghanistan; photographs by Dominique Darbois; translated [from
   the French] by Peter Kneebone.  Feltham, Hamlyn, 1968.
       UCB   Main      N7292 .A8513 1968

Baily, John, 1943-
      Music of Afghanistan : professional musicians in the city of Herat / John
    Baily.  Cambridgeshire [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press,
      Series title:  Cambridge studies in ethnomusicology.
        UCB   Music     ML3758.A3 B31 1988

Centlivres-Demont, Micheline.
     Popular art in Afghanistan : paintings on trucks, mosques, and tea-houses
   / Micheline Centlivres-Demont ; [transl. from the French by Robin R.
   Charleston].  Graz : Akadem. Druck- u. Verlagsanst., 1976.
       UCB   Main      ND2824.6.A1 .C45

Gaulier, Simone.
     Buddhism in Afghanistan and Central Asia / by Simone Gaulier, Robert
   Jera-Bezard and Monique Maillard.  Leiden : Brill, 1976.
     Series title:  Iconography of religions. Section XIII, Indian religions
   fasc. 14.
       GTU   Library   N8193.A7 G38
       UCB   Main      N8193.A7 .G38 PT. 1-2

Jettmar, Karl.
     The religions of the Hindukush / by Karl Jettmar ; translated from the
   German by Adam Nayyar ; with contributions from Schuyler Jones and Max
   Klimburg and a glossary by Peter S.C. Parkes.  Warminster, Wiltshire,
   England : Aris & Phillips, 1986.
       UCB   Main      BL1750 .J47131 1986 v. 1 (1986)

Mills, Margaret Ann.
       Rhetorics and politics in Afghan traditional storytelling / Margaret A.
     Mills.  Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c1991.
       Series title:  Publications of the American Folklore Society. New series
         UCB   Main      GR302.7.H47 M54 1991

Sakata, Hiromi Lorraine.
      Music in the mind : the concepts of music and musician in Afghanistan /
    Hiromi Lorraine Sakata.  Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, c1983.
        UCB   Music     ML345.A35 S24 1983 *c2 copies

Szabo, Albert.
       Afghanistan : an atlas of indigenous domestic architecture / by Albert
     Szabo and Thomas J. Barfield ; foreword by Eduard F. Sekler.  1st ed.
     Austin : University of Texas Press, 1991.
         UCB   EnvDesign NA7424.6.A1 S94 1991

Upasaka, Si. Esa.
       History of Buddhism in Afghanistan / C.S. Upasak.  1st ed.  Sarnath,
     Varanasi : Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies, 1990.
       Series title:  Miscellaneous series
     (Kendriya-Tibbati-Ucca-Siksa-Samsthanam) ; 2.
         NRLF            B 3 877 061 
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Chavarria-Aguilar, Oscar Luis.
     A short introduction to the writing system of Pashto.  [Ann Arbor]
   University of Michigan, 1962.
       UCB   Main      PK6737 .C45

Foreign Service Institute (U.S.)
      Spoken Afghan Persian.  American Embassy Kabul edition.  [n.p. 1957?].
        UCB   Anthropol PK6727 .U54

Lorimer, D. L. R.
      Pashtu, syntax of colloquial Pashtu : with chapters on the Persian and
    Indian elements in the modern language / by D.L.R. Lorimer.  Oxford : The
    Clarendon Press, 1915-
        UCB   Main      PK6771 .L6 1915 pt.1 (1915)

Miran, M. Alam.
      The functions of national languages in Afghanistan / M. Alam Miran.  New
    York : Afghanistan Council, Asia Society, 1977.
      Series title:  Occasional paper (Asia Society. Afghanistan Council) ; no.
        UCLA  URL       PK 6715 M57 1977

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Mu'assasah-i Jughrafiya'i va Kartugrafi-i Sahab.
     General atlas of Afghanistan = Atlas general de l'Afghanistan.  Tehran :
   Sahab Geographic & Drafting Institute [1973?].
       UCB   Map Room  f G2265 .M8 1973

Mu'assasah-i Jughrafiya'i va Kartugrafi-i Sahab.
      General map of Afghanistan : Physical, political and economic features,
    road and distances, guide map of Kabul. By Sahab Geographic & Drafting
    Institute.  Tehran : Sahab Geographic & Drafting Institute, [198-?].
      Scale 1:2,000,000.
        UCB   Map Room  G7630 1980 .M9 Case B

Nelles Verlag.
      Afghanistan.  Munchen : Nelles Verlag, [1988?].
      Scale 1:1,500,000.
        UCB   Map Room  G7630 1988 .N4
        UCB   S-S/EAsia G7630 1988 .N4 reference

United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
      Afghanistan.  [Washington, D.C.? : Central Intelligence Agency, 1993].
      Scale [ca. 1:9,000,000] ;.
        UCB   Map Room  G7630 1993 .U51 Case D

United States. Central Intelligence Agency.
      Afghanistan : major insurgent groups.  [Washington, D.C. : Central
    Intelligence Agency, 1985].
      Scale 1:2,500,000.
        UCB   Map Room  G7631.E1 1985 .U51 Case D
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Afghan resistance : the politics of survival / edited by Grant M. Farr and
   John G. Merriam.  Boulder : Westview Press, 1987.
     Series title:  Westview special studies in international relations.
       UCB   Main      DS371.2 .A3381 1987
       UCB   Moffitt   DS371.2 .A338 1987
       UCB   S-S/EAsia DS371.2 .A3381 1987

Afghanistan, the forgotten war : human rights abuses and violations of the
    laws of war since the Soviet withdrawal.  New York, NY : Human Rights
    Watch, 1991.
      Series title:  An Asia Watch report.
        UCB   Law Lib   Asia KF174 .G67
        UCB   Main      JC599.A3 A34 1991

Arghandawi, Abdul Ali.
      British imperialism and Afghanistan's struggle for independence, 1914-21
    / Abdul Ali Arghandawi.  New Delhi : Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, 1989.
        UCB   Main      DS357.6.I4 A74 1989

Bosworth, Clifford Edmund.
      The history of the Saffarids of Sistan and the Maliks of Nimruz :
    (247/861 to 949/1542-3) / Clifford Edmund Bosworth.  Costa Mesa, Calif. :
    Mazda Publishers in association with Bibliotheca Persica, 1994.
        UCB   Main      DS324.S5 B59 1994

Kakar, M. Hasan.
      Afghanistan : the Soviet invasion and the Afghan response, 1979-1982 / M.
    Hassan Kakar.  Berkeley : University of California Press, c1995.
        UCB   Main      BP163 .A95 1995
        UCB   Moffitt   BP163 .A95 1995

The Politics of social transformation in Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan /
    edited by Myron Weiner and Ali Banuazizi.  1st ed.  Syracuse, N.Y. :
    Syracuse University Press, 1994.
      Series title:  Contemporary issues in the Middle East.
        UCB   Main      HN670.6.Z9 E47 1994

Revolutions & rebellions in Afghanistan : anthropological perspectives / M.
    Nazif Shahrani & Robert L. Canfield, editors.  [Berkeley] : Institute of
    International Studies, University of California, Berkeley, c1984.
      Series title:  Research series (University of California, Berkeley.
    Institute of International Studies) ; no. 57.
        UCB   Main      DS371.2 .R49 1984

Sen Gupta, Bhabani, 1921-
      Afghanistan : politics, economics, and society : revolution, resistance,
    intervention / Bhabani Sen Gupta.  Boulder, Colo. : L. Rienner Publishers,
        UCB   Moffitt   DS371.2 .S465 1986
        UCB   S-S/EAsia DS371.2 .S4651 1986
Sena, Canakya, 1921-
      Afghanistan : politics, economics, and society / Bhabani Sen Gupta.
    London : Pinter, 1986.
        UCB   Main      DS371.2 .S4651 1986

Tapper, Nancy.
      Bartered brides : politics, gender, and marriage in an Afghan tribal
    society / Nancy Tapper.  Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge
    University Press, 1991.
      Series title:  Cambridge studies in social and cultural anthropology ; 74
        UCB   Anthropol DS354.58 .T37 1991

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Afghanistan : chants des Pashai.  Paris : Le Chant du Monde : Harmonia
   Mundi, [distributor], p1981.
     1 sound disc (46 min.) : 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in.
     Series title:  Collection du Centre national de la recherche scientifique
   et du Musee de l'homme.
     Series title:  Traditions musicales des cinq continents.
       UCB   Music     MUSI L11535

Afghanistan: music in Kabul.  [New York] : Lyrichord, [1972?].
     1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in.
       UCB   Music     MUSI L7554

Folk music of Afghanistan.  [New York] : Lyrichord, [1972].
     2 sound discs : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in.
       UCB   Music     MUSI L7548 v.1-2 ([1972])

Hoopen, Peter ten.
     Afghanistan : music from the crossroads of Asia.  New York : Nonesuch,
     1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in.
     Series title:  Explorer series.
       UCB   Music     MUSI L6466

The music of Afganistan Recordings and notes by Mark Slobin.  Anthology
     3 albums 12 in. 33 1/3 rpm. stereophonic.
     Series title:  Musical anthology of the Orient (Society for
   Ethnomusicology) ;.
     Series title:  Anthology of the world's music 2, 5, 8.
       UCB   Music     MUSI L5115 v.2,5,8 v.1-3 (1969-1972)
Music of Afghanistan and Iran.  [New York, N.Y.] : Evergreen Records,
     1 sound disc : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, stereo. ; 12 in.
       UCB   Music     MUSI L10540
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See also the UCB Media Resource Center's South Asia Videography
Afghan women : / American Universities Field Staff ; filmmakers, Josephine
   Powell, Nancy Hatch Dupree ; producer, Norman Miller.  Watertown, Mass. :
   Documentary Educational Resources, [1994?].
	The words of the women of Aq Kupruk, Afghanistan and the rhythm
	of their lives in seclusion suggest both satisfying and
	limiting aspects of the women's role in an Afghan rural community.
     1 videocassette ( 17 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
     UCR   Media Lib 1670 Video Tape

Afghanistan : words and deeds.  [s.l.] : [s.n.], 1987.
       Through a compilation of footage the history of the Soviet
       invasion in Afghanistan is sketched.
     UCB   Media Ctr VIDEO/C 1340
Children of the infidels / une presentation de Radio-Canada ; por Via le
   Monde Canada, Inc. realise por la Societe Radio-Canada.  Princeton, NJ :
   Films for the Humanities, c1991.
	Focuses on the lives of three Kalash children, Balboucher, a 12
	year old boy, and his two girlfriends, who live in Kafiristan.
	The Kalash have a simple subsistence economy in which men and
	women have clearly defined roles.
     1 videocassette (26 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
     UCSC  McHenry   VT2491 Media Center

 Panah / by Shahid Kazmi.  Islamabad, Pakistan : Shalimar Recording Co.,
	A Pakistan television Urdu drama on the agonies and sufferings
	of Afghan refugees due to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
     1 videocassette (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
     UCB   Media Ctr VIDEO/C 3800
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Please note: this is an introductory bibliography. For further references, please search your on-line catalogs or consult a librarian. Compiled by Vanessa Tait & Suzanne McMahon.

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