Academic Reading Recommendation #4
There are a range of criticisms leveled at Ashraf Ghani as he makes his run for president of Afghanistan. But nobody denies that he has a first rate intellect. That leads to my reading recommendation for today. It’s 483 pages, front to back (rather big). It’s hard to find (only the libraries at SOAS, Columbia and Nebraska shelve it). However, a helpful little فرشته at Columbia University, who has free access to Columbia dissertations, sent it my way. I made some improvements (i.e., OCR-ing it so you can search the text). I’ll host it here as a PDF download (13MB):
Ashraf Ghani, Production and Domination: Afghanistan, 1747-1901. PhD Dissertation, Columbia University (1982). Download PDF.
Happy anthropological-historical reading.