Synopses & Reviews
Examines the evolution of the modern Afghan state in the shadow of Britains imperial presence in South Asia during the first half of the nineteenth century, and challenges the staid assumptions that the Afghans were little more than pawns in a larger Anglo-Russian imperial rivalry known as the ‘Great Game.
About the Author
B. D. HOPKINS is currently research fellow at Corpus Christi College Cambridge, UK. He has also been a Fellow in the Department of International History at the London School of Economics. His research and teaching interests include South Asian history, British imperialism, the history of Afghanistan and the Northwest Frontier.
Table of Contents
List of Maps
Note on Transliteration
Glossary of Foreign Terms
The Power of Colonial Knowledge
The Myths of the ‘Great Game
Anglo-Sikh Relations and South Asian Warfare
Ontology of the Afghan Political Community
Camels, Caravan and Corridor Cities: The Afghan Economy
The Afghan Trade Corridor
The ‘Failure of the Afghan Political Project