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The North West Frontier,Essays on History

The North West Frontier,Essays on History

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The North-West Frontier (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa): Essays on History, Second Revised Edition by Sultan-i-Rome

 The book covers a variety of topics about the Frontier (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) and itspeople. It outlines the geography of the province and describes the three major theories about the origin of the Pukhtuns and recounts the Pukhtun code of life—Pukhtu. The author discusses the area’s occupation by the Britons in 1849 and examines the Durand Line Agreement (1893), along with its pros and cons. From the uprising against the British in the tribal belt in 1897, the book moves to the formation of the province in 1901 and covers the related constitutional developments. The book discusses the role of the Khudayi Khidmatgar Movement, the Muslim League in the province, and the 1947 referendum. It also analyses the administrative apparatus that prevailed in the erstwhile tribal areas and describes the political careers and educational services of Sahibzadah Abdul Qayyum and Abdul Ghaffar Khan. These

 various themes and issues—placed in their geo-political, strategic, and historical contexts—present a comprehensive overview in this well-researched book by one of the top scholars of the country in the discipline of history.

 Author Description:

 Born in the Hazara village in Swat, Sultan-i-Rome received his primary and secondary education at government schools in Hazara and Kabal. He completed his bachelor’s from Government Jahanzeb College, Swat; master’s in General History from the University of Karachi; and PhD from the University of Peshawar.


Sultan-i-Rome is a life member of the Pakistan Historical Society and a sitting member of its Executive Committee. He is the author of more than fifty research articles in academic journals, books, encyclopaedias, anthologies, and proceedings, and two working papers. In addition to the present book, his other publications are Swat State (1915–1969): From Genesis to Merger (OUP, 2008) [also translated and published in Urdu]; Land and Forest Governance in Swat: Transition from Tribal System to State to Pakistan (OUP, 2016), and Swat through the Millennia: From Prehistory to the Early Twentieth Century (OUP, 2021) in English; two titles, Matalunah (2013), and Tapay (2018), in Pashto; and one title, Swat: Tarikh kay Durahay par (2020), in Urdu.


ISBN      9780190707903


Weight in kg       0.540


Rights    World


Year of Publication          2022


Binding                 Paperback


Pages    508


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