The Savage Border: The Story of the North-West Frontier

Pakistan s North West Frontier is portrayed as a land of Wild West lawlessness and Muslim extremism Certainly, the Pathan tribesmen of the Sunni sect who inhabit this rugged territory do not welcome intruders into their closed society The frontier has recently captured the attention of all who follow world events through the media It is generally taken for granted tha Pakistan s North West Frontier is portrayed as a land of Wild West lawlessness and Muslim extremism Certainly, the Pathan tribesmen of the Sunni sect who inhabit this rugged territory do not welcome intruders into their closed society The frontier has recently captured the attention of all who follow world events through the media It is generally taken for granted that Osama Bin Laden, Mullah Omar and other Al Qaeda and Taliban leaders are in hiding in tribal territory within the North West Frontier, sheltered by Pathan tribesmen whose code of honor requires them to protect anyone seeking refuge The Pathan recognizes no outside authority and his homeland is arguably the only place in the world where no rule of law prevails, other than Pakhtunwali, the tribal code of honor The Savage Border fills the gap in the available literature by providing an in depth readable account of life and conflict on the North West Frontier, covering not only the century of British rule since 1849, but also events since the creation of Pakistan in 1947 This book is the first significant history of the North West Frontier for than 40 years.
The Savage Border The Story of the North West Frontier Pakistan s North West Frontier is portrayed as a land of Wild West lawlessness and Muslim extremism Certainly the Pathan tribesmen of the Sunni sect who inhabit this rugged territory do not welcome i

  • Title: The Savage Border: The Story of the North-West Frontier
  • Author: Jules Stewart
  • ISBN: 9780750944526
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Savage Border: The Story of the North-West Frontier”

    1. A thoroughly researched and informed historical review of the Pashtun border tribes of what is now Pakistan. It gives a very interesting account of the history of the various border tribes through their pleasant or--mostly--unpleasant interactions with the British colonial forces. A must-read for anyone wanting to understand the history, nature, and character of the border tribes.

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