Cacopardo, A.M. et al. (eds.) - Azar's autobiography

Cacopardo, A.M. et al. (eds.) - Azar's autobiography

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Shaikh Muhammad Abdullah Khan 'Azar':

My Heartrendingly Tragic Story

The autobiography of Shaikh Muhammad Abdullah Khan 'Azar', a Kati from the Bashgal Valley in Afghanistan, was written in 1908, in exile in India, after a long period of service with the colonial rulers. In his account, Azar recollects the laws, customs, religion and history of his people, and adds his own life story. It is the only insider account of the Katis as they lived before their subjugation and conversion by Amir Abdur Rahman Khan in 1895-96, as well as an account of the Amir's campaign