Afghanistan: 19th and 20th Centuries
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Both primary and secondary sources for the study of women and Islamic cultures in Afghanistan for most of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are limited. The richest and most accessible archival sources are those of British imperial India. There are also a variety of travelers' tales and more recent ethnographies, most of which, like the secondary so…

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Lindisfarne, Nancy, “Afghanistan: 19th and 20th Centuries”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 11 December 2018 <>
First published online: 2009

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