|18 May 2011||5:00pm - 7:00pm||CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge|
Dr Pervaiz Nazir (POLIS)
The Amir's major preoccupation was to devise a strategy to maintain Afghanistan's dependence and prevent encroachments of Russia and Britain into Afghanistan. Afghani's main concern was to propagate Pan-Islamist thought and practice as a bulwark against colonial occupation and domination of Muslim lands. Afghani, more than the Amir, has been the subject of scholarship and of orientalist vilifications. This is described and analyzed in this paper.
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