Introduction: On Local Sources

in Supplements to The History of Afghanistan

(968 words)

previous section  The world today knows the story of Afghanistan’s past in large part because of the nineteenth- and twentieth-century efforts of the British Empire to secure its hold on South Asia—today’s Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar—and the mass of documentation that resulted from those efforts. Although Afghanistan did not technically fall under British rule, its position between the area claimed by the British and, initially, the French and then an expanding Russian Em...

Supplements to The History of Afghanistan

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