In Afghanistan's shadow: Baluch nationalism and Soviet temptations

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In Afghanistan's Shadow: Baluch Nationalism and Soviet Temptations
xi, 228 pp. "The Baloch (alternative transliterations Baluch, Balouch, Balooch, Balush, Balosh, Baloosh, Baloush et al.) are an Iranian people inhabiting the region of Balochistan in Iran and Pakistan as well as neighboring areas of Afghanistan and the southeast corner of the Iranian plateau in Southwest Asia. The Baloch speak Balochi, which is considered a north-western Iranian language and the Baloch are accordingly generally considered an Iranian people. They mainly inhabit mountainous terrains which have allowed them to maintain a distinct cultural identity and resist domination by neighbouring rulers. The Baloch are predominantly Muslim, with most belonging to the Hanafi school of thought of Sunni Islam, but there are also a significant number of Zikri in Balochistan. Some 70 percent of the total Baloch population live in Pakistan. About 20 percent inhabit the coterminous region of southeastern Iran. Baloch population is estimated at about 4,800,000. In Pakistan the Baloch people are divided into two groups, the Sulaimani and the Makrani, separated from each other by a compact block of Brahui tribes." -- Wikipedia CONTENTS: After Afghanistan; Myths and Memories; Who are the Baluch; The Search for Political Identity; The Emergence of Baluch Nationalism; The Struggle Against Accession to Pakistan; The Broken Treaties; The Beginnings of Insurgency; The War Years; Talking witht he Triumvirate; Khair Bux Marri; Ghaus Bux Bixzenjo; Ataulla Mengal: Let them Come to Us; The Baluch Nationalist Movement in Pakistan; The Baluch People's Liberation Front; The Baluch Students Organization; thwe Pakistan National Party; The Baluch Nationalist Movemehnt in Iran; The Pahlavis and the Baluch; Nationalism Goes Underground; Adter the Shah; Iraq and the Arab Connection; Communism and Nationalsim in Baluchistan; Soviet Policy Toward Baluch Nationalism; Communist Strength in Baluichistan; Afghan ...

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