Different regions of Afghanistan have their own unique traditions,
reflecting the mix of ethnicity and tribes in the nation.
As honour in Afghan culture defines the reputation of an
individual and close relatives, the role of honour and tribalism has fuelled much of the
disharmony in Afghanistan's recent past.
As one group carries out violent acts against another, the victims are
forced to respond; continuing the vicious circle of violence.
Stewart at its helm, Turquoise Mountain
is investing in the regeneration of the historic, commercial centre of Kabul; providing
basic services, saving historic buildings and constructing a new bazaar and galleries for
traditional craft businesses.
It has already established Afghanistans first Centre for
Traditional Afghan Arts and Architecture; gathering some of the greatest Masters in
Afghanistan and training students to produce masterpieces in wood, calligraphy and
Afghan Culture Unveiled:
Humaira Ghilzai has an encyclopaedic knowledge of Afghanistan, its
history and culture. She weaves into her presentations her personal
story as an Afghan and her current work with her non-profit
organization, Afghan Friends Network.
Afghanistan's history, its internal political development, its foreign
relations, and its very existence as an independent state have been largely determined by
its location at the crossroads of Central, West, and South Asia.
Afghan Photo Gallery:
From the grinning boy in Afghan traditional clothes, to the horrors of war, nowhere will
you find a truer picture of Afghanistan.
Cook up an Afghan delight with appetisers, main courses, desserts, and the miscellaneous
nans and sauces.
musical instruments are mostly used in folklore music but are also
played by Afghans in modern Afghan music.
Hidden Land of the Hindu Kush
Nuristan lies in the Hindu Kush mountains of north-eastern Afghanistan, spanning the
basins of the Alingar, Pech, Landai Sin, and Kunar rivers. It is the homeland of a unique
group of Indo-European-speaking tribal peoples, now called Nuristanis.
The monarchy was overthrown in 1973.
Chronology of Afghan history from 50,000 BC to the present day.
Habibullah came to the throne of Afghanistan in 1901, and set about modernising the
Good Afghan News:
There is plenty of bad news being reported out of Afghanistan the seemingly never
ending war, drug trade, corruption, and human rights abuses. There are good
things happening in Afghanistan, and this news is rarely being reported.
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