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Jammu & Kashmir Badakhshan
First posted on February 22nd 2009, last revised on June 10th 2010

for the history of the territory since 1896 see Emirate of Afghanistan

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Country Profiles from Current Perspective Articles Kafiristan, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan from Wikipedia
Article Kafiristan, from Encyclopedie Française
The Land of Light, from Marxist Labour Party
Richard F. Strand, Nuristan, Hidden Land of the Hindu Kush
from Historical Perspective
Timelines Search Google News Archive for Kafiristan, click Timeline
Accounts of History Current Perspective Article : Kafiristan, Nuristan Province : History, from Wikipedia
The Land of Light, from Marxist Labour Party
Historical Perspective
Specific Periods
Economy & Finances
Ethnography Richard F. Strand, Nuristan, Hidden Land of the Hindu Kush
Ethnologue Report for Afghanistan : Kati (Bashgali, Nuristani), Munji, Pashay - Northwest, Tregami; Report for Pakistan : Kati, Kalasha, Kamviri, Kalami
The Kalasha, Pakistan's "Tribe of Infidels", from Dhimmi Watch
People of Fire and Fervor : Pakistan's Kalash, by Debra Denker (1981)
Kalasha People
Articles Kalash, Kalash Language, Kamviri, Kom (People), Nuristani People, Nuristani Languages from Wikipedia
G.W. Leitner, Kafiristan: The Bashgeli Kafirs and Their Language (1880), IA
G.Sc. Robertson, The Kafirs of the Hindu-Kush (1900), IA
Kafiristan, p.433 in G.G. Chisholm, The world as it is; a popular account of the countries and peoples of the earth 1884, IA
Religion Notes on the Prefecture Apostolic of Kafiristan and Kashmir, from Chronology of Catholic Dioceses
Temples of the Kalasha Religion, from New Statesman
History of Regions Article Swat (Princely State), Chitral (Princely State), from Wikipedia
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Structures, Institutions
Biographies The life of Abdur Rahman, Amir of Afghanistan, vol.1 (1900), posted on Internet Archive
Others Article : Durand Line, from Wikipedia

Historical Data Lists of Statesmen World Statesmen : Badakhshan by Ben Cahoon; from Regnal Chronologies
Documents Image Databanks Search Delcampe Picture Postcards for Khiva
Archival Deposits British Intelligence Reports on Russia in Central Asia, published by IDC Publishers
Search Your Archives for Kafiristan (UK National Archives)
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Treaty Collections Pertaining to Khiva
Document Collections Captain Burnes, On the Siah-Posh Kaffirs with Specimens of their Language and Costume, pp.69-78, in : Reports and Papers, Political, Geographical, & Commercial Submitted to Government, 1839, GB
Historical Maps Map : Afghanistan, ethnic composition, from Solar Navigator; Afghanistan : Ethnolinguistic Groups, from PCL, UTexas, alternative map from PCL, UTexas
Map : Languages of Afghanistan, from Wikimedia
Afghanistan - Warlord Zones 2004, from Global Security
Afghanistan, International Security Assistance Force, Provincial Reconstruction Teams, from NATO
Map : Major Ethnic Groups in Central Asia, from PCL, UTexas
Maps : Eastern Hemisphere 550 B.C., Eastern Hemisphere 527 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 500 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 400 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 335 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 323 BC, Easern Hemisphere 300 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 200 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 100 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 050 BC, Eastern Hemisphere 001 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 050 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 100 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 200 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 300 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 400 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 450 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 500 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 565 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 600 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 610 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 700 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 800 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 900 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1000 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1025 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1100 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1200 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1300 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1400 AD, Eastern Hemisphere 1500 AD, by Thomas Lessman
Map of Kafiristan / Nuristan, by Georg Morgenstierne
Map of Kafiristan (H. Sherbau 1881), from American Memory
Map of Kalasha Valleys, from Kalasha Peoples
Encyclopedia Entries
General Articles : Kaferistan, from Pierer's Universal-Lexikon 1857-1865, in German, posted by Zeno
Article Kafiristan, from Meyers Konversationslexikon 1885-1892
Article Kafiristan, from EB 1911
Religious Article Prefecture Apostolic of Kafiristan and Kashmir, from Catholic Encyclopedia 1907-1914
Economic E.G. Balfour, The cyclopaedia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, commercial, industrial, and scientific; products of the mineral, vegetable, and animal kingdoms, useful arts and manufactures (1885), vol.1, vol.2, vol.3, posted on Internet Archive; search for Kafiristan
Geographical Article Kafiristan, from Geografisk-Statistik Haandbog 1858-1863, in Danish
G.G. Chisholm, The Two Hemispheres (1882), posted on Internet Archive; search for Kafiristan
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Bibliographies general Datenbasis Internationale Beziehungen und Länderkunde (Data Base on International Relations and Country Studies) (site in German, most titles listed in English; numerous entries; publications mostly since 1970)
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International Journal of Central Asian Studies, 1996-2009
Central Eurasian Studies Review (CESR) 2002-
Turkistan Newsletter, from SOTA
Journal of Modern Turkish Studies, Ankara 2004-
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