1 STREET CHILDREN IN AFGHANISTAN Beulah E. Pallana and Hamidullah
Simab This paper reports the findings of the ... INTRODUCTION The idea of
children born and bred on the streets is alien to the Afghans whose society is
based on ...
Category: Child welfare
Contributed papers presented at South Asian Workshop on Street Children organized by Tata Institute of Social Sciences from April 21 to 25, 1992.
THE DECLASSIFIED TRUE STORY OF THE HORSE SOLDIERS. This is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who entered Afghanistan immediately following September 11, 2001 and, riding to war on horses, defeated the Taliban.
Author: Doug Stanton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
On September 11th, 2001 the world watched in terror. On September 12th, 2001 they volunteered to fight. Twelve soldiers gave us a reason to hope. THE DECLASSIFIED TRUE STORY OF THE HORSE SOLDIERS. This is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who entered Afghanistan immediately following September 11, 2001 and, riding to war on horses, defeated the Taliban. Outnumbered 40 to 1, they capture the strategic Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif, and thereby effectively defeat the Taliban throughout the rest of the country. They are welcomed as liberators as they ride on horses into the city, the streets thronged with Afghans overjoyed that the Taliban have been kicked out. The soldiers rest easy, as they feel they have accomplished their mission. And then, the action takes a wholly unexpected turn. During a surrender of Taliban troops, the Horse Soldiers are ambushed by the would-be P.O.W.s and, still dangerously outnumbered, they must fight for their lives in the city's ancient fortress known as Qala-I Janghi, or the House of War . . . Praise for Doug Stanton:- ‘A thrilling action ride of a book.’ New York Times ‘As gripping as the most intricately-plotted thriller.’ Vince Flynn ‘A riveting story of the brave and resourceful American warriors who rode into Afghanistan after 9/11 and waged war against Al Qaeda.’ Tom Brokaw ‘This reads like a cross between an old-fashioned Western and a modern spy thriller.’ Parade Magazine ‘Spellbinding...action-packed prose. The book reads more like a novel.’ USA Today
Citadel and Axial Streets : Bala - Hassar Kabul was securityestablished ; located
higher than the rest of the city , this citadel had additional fortifications of its own
and contained military regiments , as well as the residence of the governor .
Kidnapping was Marie’s worst fear. She didn't know treachery was more deadly. Farewell, Four Waters is based on actual events the author and other aid workers faced in Afghanistan in 2008.
Author: Kate McCord
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Day 14: It should have been the beginning . . . All she needed were stamps and signatures. Marie and her translator stood in the government offices in Kabul, Afghanistan, to complete the paperwork for her new literacy project. The women in her home town, the northern village of Shehktan, would learn to read. But a spattering of gun shots exploded and an aid worker crumpled. Executed. On the streets of Kabul. Just blocks from the guesthouse. Sending shockwaves through the community. The foreign personnel assessed their options and some, including Marie’s closest friend, Carolyn, chose to leave the country. Marie and others faced the cost and elected to press forward. But the execution of the lone aid worker was just the beginning. When she returned home to her Afghan friends in Shehktan to begin classes, she felt eyes watching her, piercing through her scarf as she walked the streets lined in mud brick walls. And in the end . . . It took only 14 days for her project, her Afghan home, her community—all of it—to evaporate in an eruption of dust, grief, and loss. Betrayed by someone she trusted. Caught in a feud she knew nothing about, and having loved people on both sides, Marie struggled for the answer: How could God be present here, working here, in the soul of Afghanistan?
Streets. of. Kabul. WaHid. omar. Since 2001 and the fall of the Taliban, Kabul, Afghanistan, has transformed from a ghost town, perforated by millions of bullets,
into a dusty city con- sumed by construction sites, polluting generators and cars, ...
Author: Jennifer Heath
Publisher: University of Texas Press
The first comprehensive look at youth living in a country attempting to rebuild itself after three decades of civil conflict, Children of Afghanistan relies on the research and fieldwork of twenty-one experts to cover an incredible range of topics. Focusing on the full scope of childhood, from birth through young adulthood, this edited volume examines a myriad of issues: early childhood socialization in war and peace; education, literacy, vocational training, and apprenticeship; refugee life; mental and physical health, including disabilities and nutrition; children's songs, folktales, and art; sports and play; orphans; life on the streets; child labor and children as family breadwinners; child soldiers and militarization; sexual exploitation; growing up in prison; marriage; family violence; and other issues vital to understanding, empowerment, and transformation. Children of Afghanistan is the first volume that not only attempts to analyze the range of challenges facing Afghan children across class, gender, and region but also offers solutions to the problems they face. With nearly half of the population under the age of fifteen, the future of the country no doubt lies with its children. Those who seek peace for the region must find solutions to the host of crises that have led the United Nations to call Afghanistan "the worst place on earth to be born." The authors of Children of Afghanistan provide child-centered solutions to rebuilding the country's cultural, social, and economic institutions.
Bala Hissar , while guns from the walls of the fortress fired into the streets to keep
the Afghans from seizing them . No rescue attempt was mounted from the
cantonment , but Colonel Shelton was ordered to march to the Bala Hissar ,
where he ...
Author: Stephen Tanner
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Following the events of September 11, 2001, the world was riveted as American military power contested the legendary warrior culture of Afghanistan. By spring 2002, America began to draw down its forces, its mission accomplished: The Afghan Taliban regime has been overthrown and the terrorists it harbored were on the run. Was America's easy victory proof of its military superiority, or were the Afghans merely eyeing the newcomers as they have watched foreign armies in centuries past, knowing time is on their side?For over 2,500 years, the forbidding territory of Afghanistan has served as a vital crossroads--not just for armies but for clashes between civilizations--the Greeks, Arabs, Mongols, and Tartars, and in more recent times, Britain and Russia. Now America must face a new enemy on this land--a land that for centuries has become a graveyard of empires past.This first-ever complete military history of Afghanistan illuminates the broad historical context into which American forces have been drawn--a cautionary tale, perhaps, about the dangers that may lie ahead.
Here is her trenchant report from inside a city struggling to rise from the ruins.
Author: Ann Jones
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Category: Social Science
A sharp and arresting people's-eye view of real life in Afghanistan after the Taliban Soon after the bombing of Kabul ceased, award-winning journalist and women's rights activist Ann Jones set out for the shattered city, determined to bring help where her country had brought destruction. Here is her trenchant report from inside a city struggling to rise from the ruins. Working among the multitude of impoverished war widows, retraining Kabul's long-silenced English teachers, and investigating the city's prison for women, Jones enters a large community of female outcasts: runaway child brides, pariah prostitutes, cast-off wives, victims of rape. In the streets and markets, she hears the Afghan view of the supposed benefits brought by the fall of the Taliban, and learns that regarding women as less than human is the norm, not the aberration of one conspicuously repressive regime. Jones confronts the ways in which Afghan education, culture, and politics have repeatedly been hijacked—by Communists, Islamic fundamentalists, and the Western free marketeers—always with disastrous results. And she reveals, through small events, the big disjunctions: between U.S promises and performance, between the new "democracy" and the still-entrenched warlords, between what's boasted of and what is. At once angry, profound, and starkly beautiful, Kabul in Winter brings alive the people and day-to-day life of a place whose future depends so much upon our own.
Although poverty is an important reason for children working on the streets of
South Asia , it seems that intrafamily conflict ... In Afghanistan , the emergence of
large numbers of street children is the consequence of more than two decades of
The houses are made of sun - dried brick , clay and wood , without windows on
the street , as a rule , and with high walls enclosing those standing by themselves
. Today many of the old bazaar areas have been demolished and broad new ...
The construction of the oil pipelines , gasoline tanks , grain silos , bakeries and
the paving of the streets of Kabul would mean , in plain terms , better and a
greater variety of bread , more electricity and better streets for the Afghan people .
21 - 27 February 1980 : Shopkeepers close stores throughout Kabul and office
workers stay home to protest the Soviet military presence in Afghanistan . Martial
law is proclaimed as thousands take to the streets shouting anti - Soviet slogans .
Gasoline - storage tanks went up on the Afghan side of the Oxus River , across
from the Soviet railhead . Kabul got its first grain silo - the tallest building in the
city ; a flour mill , a mechanized bakery . About 35 miles of Kabul's streets were ...
Sunjeev Sahota's Ours are the Streets is a poignant and powerful story of political radicalization.
Author: Sunjeev Sahota
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Sunjeev Sahota's Ours are the Streets is a poignant and powerful story of political radicalization. When Imtiaz Raina leaves England for the first time, to bury his father on his family’s land near Lahore, he exchanges his uncertain life in Sheffield for a road that leads to the mountains of Kashmir and Afghanistan. Once back in Yorkshire, he writes through the night to his young wife Becka and baby daughter Noor, and tries to explain, in a story full of affection and yearning, what has happened to him – and why he has a devastating new sense of home.
The scenes of joy in the streets of Kabul evoke nothing less than the images of
Paris liberated from the Nazis . Women taking to the streets to bask in the Afghan
sun , free at last to show their faces . Children gathering to fly kites , a once ...
Author: Sonali Kolhatkar
An on-the-ground report of how U.S. policy has affected Afghanistan's struggle to define itself post-9/11.
Told with searing honesty, this is a story of struggle, cruelty, and courage populated by ordinary people who risk their lives for freedom.
Author: Waseem Mahmood
Publisher: Eye & Lightning Books
Category: Social Science
The true story of how a courageous band of media warriors assisted a broken nation in finding a voice through the radio. Waseem Mahmood lost almost everything when his brother broke a confidence and filed a story in the world's highest circulating tabloid newspaper, the News of the World. He feared he would never work in broadcast media again, and history intervened with the events of 9/11, the attack on Afghanistan, and the fall of the Taliban. Headed by Mahmood, a group of local and foreign journalists responded to the events by producing a radio program based in Kabul to disseminate much-needed and, for the first time, uncensored information to the country's people. What they end up providing is hope for a devastated land and a voice for a people long smothered by oppression. Told with searing honesty, this is a story of struggle, cruelty, and courage populated by ordinary people who risk their lives for freedom.
as Baber left it four hundred years ago — a huddle of narrow crooked streets and
square flat - roofed adobe houses ... of these are the government buildings , the
new legations and residences of the foreign political missions to Afghanistan ...