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  • n. Plural form of Pathan.


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  • The most optimistic analogy I've dreamed up for the Pathans is the Scottish Highlanders, who also lived in Bronze Age clans devoted to raiding and feuding up through 1745.

    Archive 2002-01-13

  • Then they skirmished up to the gate, and began the old game of calling our Pathans renegades, and invitin ''em to join the holy war.

    Stalky & Co.

  • About a century ago, Mr. Khan's grandfather and other Pathans moved from Peshawar, Pakistan, in search of calmer surroundings.

    Kashmir's Pathans

  • Nafeesa Syeed Rice paddies line the road toward Gotli Bagh, Kashmir, home to many descendants of Pathans from present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan.

    Kashmir's Pathans

  • Nafeesa Syeed Gotli Bagh has the largest concentration of Pathans in Kashmir.

    Kashmir's Pathans

  • Pakistan has four major ethnic groups – Punjabis, Sindhis, Baloch, and Pathans – and now that they are running out of Hindus, Christians, Jews, and Zoroastrians to kill (Pakistan is 99% Muslim), they have turned on each other, and there are major secessionist movements in Balochistan and Sind.

    Matthew Yglesias » India’s Response to Terrorism

  • Sir Olafe Caroe the colonial governor of the North West Frontier of Pakistan and the author of The Pathans: Asia from the Tigris to the Indus is one country.

    Amir Madani: The Dilemma of Afghanistan: In Search of a Solution

  • Here and in general terms it is therefore neither accurate nor productive to impose neat and clear divisions among Afghans, Pashtuns, and Pathans in Kabul, Peshawar, and Qandahar, at least because of the ongoing movement of representatives of these communities between the three market settings.

    Connecting Histories in Afghanistan: Market Relations and State Formation on a Colonial Frontier

  • Besides receiving military training, they have also been made to learn Pashto and customs of Pathans.

    remarkable disclosures regarding pakistan

  • A properly formed primer on Pakistani realities would ignore these ‘front’ names of anonymous individuals and groups and look at the 5 main groupings: Punjabis, Pashtuns (Pathans) Baluchis, Sindhis and Muhajirs (immigrants from India)

    what’s really happening in NW Pakistan


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