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INDEX

Books, stories and publications

Anis (Companion), 48, 50, 51.

Chahār rāh-i Yonge wa Bloor’ (‘The Yonge and Bloor intersection’), 78, 142143.

Chapan-i siāhrang’ (‘The black cloak’), 150.

Darakht-hā kārtoos gul mekonand (The trees bear bullets), 65, 7, 84, 128.

Dar keshwar-i digar (In another country), 127.

Diwār’ (‘The wall’), 82.

Dur-i Dari, 12, 13.

Gāhnāma (an irregular journal’), 123.

Gum (The invisible), 62, 76, 83, 84, 134139, 151.

Hājji wa Arab’ (‘The Hajji and the Arab’), 76, 78, 79, 82, 101107, 114, 128, 130, 131, 133, 149.

Hawli sangi’ (‘Stoned courtyard’), 131133.

Helāl eid az pase panjera (A Crescent from behind the window), 124.

Kabul Radio, 51, 122.

Kamkyāno Anis (Little Companion), 50.

Khāk-i Yusof’ (‘Yusof’s grave’), 7073.

Khāna-i Delgir (The confined house), 51, 74, 76, 78, 79, 80, 82, 84, 149.

Khānom Jorj (Mrs George), 144148.

Khatt-i Sevum (Third line), 12.

Khuros-i man’ (‘My rooster’), 93.

Parwāna-hā dar zemistān parwāz mekunand (Butterflies fly in the winter), 49, 124.

Pashtun Zhagh (The Voice of Pashtun), 51.

Rajim’ (‘Stoned’), 70, 76, 78, 79, 81, 107114, 149.

Sadā’ (‘The voice’), 76, 78, 79, 80, 139141, 151.

‘Shelter’, 76, 83, 151, 152, 154.

Shola-e jawed (Eternal flame), 55.

Tarjomān (The Interpreter), 56.

Telesmāt’ (‘Talisman’), 70, 76, 114119, 149.

Wāzha (The word), 49, 125.

Yā Ali madad!’ (‘Ali, help me!’), 66.

Yak gur barāy hama’ (‘One grave for all’), 6667.

Zakh’ (‘Wart’), 68.

Zarnegār, 49, 125.

Zhwandoon (Life), 48, 51, 57, 74.

Associations and organisations

Afghanistan’s Writers’ Association, 11, 51, 84.

Dur-i Dari, 12.

Hezb-i Islami (Islamic Party), 122.

Hezb-i Demokratik Khalq-i Afghanistan (People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan) (PDPA), 30, 31, 32, 38, 41, 55, 56.

Jamyat-i Islami (The Islamic Association), 12, 55.

RAWA (Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan), 55, 87.

Sazman-i Jawanan-i Motaraqi (Progressive Youth Organisation), 55, 56.

Sazman-i Rehai Afghanistan (Afghanistan’s Liberation Organisation), 55.

United Nations, 51.

Writers and Poets Association, 12.

Writers Union of Free Afghanistan (Itehadi Newisendagan Azad Afghanistan), 10, 11.

Groups

Hazara, 13, 37, 44, 47, 97, 120.

Pashtun, 7, 20, 26, 28, 37, 43, 45, 46, 47, 1, 120, 149.

Shiite, 8, 66, 97, 120.

Sunni, 8, 97.

Tajik, 47.

Personal names

Abdul Rahman, Amir, 120.

Anjoman, Nadia, 13.

Anwari, Farida, 122.

Babakohi, Zalmai (also Sangchele Sakhi), 49, 122, 124, 125, 129.

Fazil, Fazil Rahman, 12.

Kamal, Masuda, 56.

Khorsand, Khaleda, 13.

Majrooh, Bahuddin, 123.

Meena Keshwar, 87, 123.

Nawzar Ilyas, Azim 125.

Nekpay, Sana Mateen, 58, 59.

Noorani, Jalal, 51.

Osman, Akram, 9.

Qaderi, Homaira, 6, 13.

Qayum, Torpekay, 14.

Rahmani, Maga, 1, 6, 79.

Rahnaward Zaryab, Azam, 9, 51.

Rahyab, Nasir, 13.

Rosta Bakhtary, Saber, 51, 84.

Sangchele Sakhi (Babakohi, Zalmai), 122.

Siasang, Saburallah, 65.

Vida, Karima, 122.

Zaryab, Spozhmai, 2, 6, 10, 14, 79, 93, 127, 150.

Places

Aysha Durrani High School, 50.

Boston University, 39.

Canada, 49, 51, 58, 68, 72, 73, 84, 122, 124, 125, 128, 134, 135, 136, 12.

Dasht-i Barchi, 97.

Delhi, 49, 122, 123, 124.

Gundigan, 108.

Herat University, 12.

India, 28, 49, 120, 123, 128.

Iran, 11, 12, 36, 37, 42, 50, 51, 52, 53, 55, 67, 70, 80, 85, 86, 120, 127, 131, 133.

Kabul, 51, 57, 58, 74, 84, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91, 97, 104, 106, 122, 124.

Kabul University, 34, 38, 86.

Kandahar, 32, 79, 108.

Madrasas (religious schools), 42.

Maimana, 48.

Mashhad, 12, 37.

Pakistan, 11, 12, 29, 33, 36, 37, 39, 41, 48, 49, 57, 65, 70, 80, 86, 87, 88, 89, 96, 122, 127, 128, 130, 131, 133.

and mujahideen, 32, 38, 42, 85, 121, 123, 157.

Peshawar, 10, 37, 50, 79, 84, 88, 97, 105, 106, 122, 123, 124, 128.

Quetta, 87, 88.

Refugee camps, viii, ix, xiii, 29, 33, 3638, 41, 42, 57, 70, 76, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 104, 107, 122, 158.

Saudi Arabia, viii, 85, 86.

Shamshad Mountain, 99, 101.

Tehran, 48, 51.

Tehran University, 48, 51.

United States, vii, viii, ix, xii, 2, 32, 33, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 85.

USSR, 40, 41, 67.

USSR and bombing villages, 38.

Subjects

Afghanistani literature (Persian), xi, 1, 2, 6, 10, 14, 54, 57, 63, 84, 156.

Agency, x, 4, 17, 27, 44, 45, 78, 107, 133, 157.

Asl (noble), 149.

Badal (blood payment), 8, 20, 149.

Chādar (chador), 27, 28, 88.

Chādari (hijab), 27, 28, 64, 71, 94.

Chārbaiti (four lines), 47.

Civil war (1992–96), 12, 70, 90, 104, 118, 121, 125, 157.

Constitutional Decade, 52, 54, 55.

Dāria (a tambourine-like drum), 47.

Dar-ul Islam (land of Islam), 86.

Decrees by the Leftist regime and women, 31.

Diaspora, viii, xiv, 10, 11, 15, 16, 36, 57, 59, 74, 77, 80, 121, 125, 130, 139, 146, 147, 150, 158 (see also migration).

Diaspora and women, viii, xiv, 16, 74, 77, 127, 128, 129132, 139, 142, 144, 150, 158.

and loss, 142144.

in neighbouring countries, xiv, 36, 120, 123, 130133, 156.

in the West, xiv, 9, 58, 74, 76, 77, 80, 121127, 129, 130, 133155, 158.

Diasporic literature, 127.

and the female writer, 126129, 144.

Divorce, 19, 114, 141.

Dobaiti (two lines), 47.

Dokhtar-i Sā (girl of the year), 57.

Fatwā (religious decree), 28, 35, 89, 95, 111.

Feminism, 26, 27, 5962, 74, 129, 158.

Fitna (social chaos), 18, 19.

Flogging, xii, 90, 95.

Fundamentalism, 86, 111, 126.

Hadiths, 29.

Haft mewa (seven fruits), 144.

Hijāb, 27, 35, 86, 89, 91, 131, 140 (see also parda, chādar, chādari).

Home, 13, 14, 16, 22, 28, 33, 64, 68, 82, 86, 89, 91, 93, 104, 106, 108, 110, 111, 113, 114, 116, 134, 137, 138, 140, 141.

and diaspora, 16, 126, 127, 130, 137, 139, 143146, 152, 153.

and women, 19, 45, 75, 8183, 88, 94, 107, 156.

Honour, 7, 8, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 35, 44, 45, 67, 75, 81, 84, 92, 110, 111, 122, 134.

Honour killing, 8, 24, 110, 111.

Hujb (shyness), 20.

Identity, 5, 7, 17, 18, 19, 21, 30, 37, 61, 69, 77, 80, 82, 97, 109, 115, 117, 126, 127, 132, 133, 135, 136, 144, 145, 148, 149, 151, 154.

communal, 89, 61, 77, 134.

cultural, 145, 154.

and gender, 17, 18, 69, 120122, 135, 144.

Ifat (chastity), 20.

Islamic radicalism, 40, 86, 107 (see also fundamentalism).

Jens, jensyat (gender), 18.

Kam asl (imperfect) 149.

Khāna takāni (house cleaning), 144, 145.

Landay, 46, 47.

Literature, xi, xii, 1, 2, 6, 10, 11, 13, 15, 50, 53, 54, 62, 63, 65, 84, 127, 156.

and resistance, xii, 5, 6, 8, 123, 126.

and war, xii, 15.

women’s, xi, 1, 5, 6, 10, 12, 1416.

Madrasa, 42.

Mahboob and the war story, 6566, 86119.

Mahr (dowry), 31.

Mahram (relative men), 123.

Manteqa (region), 17.

Mard (man), 18.

Mazhab (sect of Islam), 17.

Migration, 36, 38, 41, 58, 68, 72, 73, 78, 120, 121, 125, 128, 130, 133, 156, 159.

and writers, xiv, 72, 121, 128.

Modesty, 25, 2730, 32, 44, 57, 59, 89, 91, 151.

Mujahideen, viii, ix, x, xii, xiii, 11, 12, 14, 29, 33, 34, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 49, 50, 55, 58, 59, 65, 66, 86, 89, 92, 93, 96, 97, 98, 100, 101, 104, 106, 116, 117, 118, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 128, 157.

international aid to, 32, 34, 58, 89, 90; USA support to, viii, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41.

and sabotage, 38.

and targeting civilians, 38.

and women, 32, 35, 88, 89, 90, 99, 111.

Nāmūs (honour), 23, 67.

Nāqis-i aqal (inferior), 149.

Naw Roz (New Year), 144, 145.

Nejābat (decency), 20.

Nekāh (the marriage contract), 114.

Nostalgia, 144, 146.

Pain, 93, 104, 107, 113, 126, 127, 144, 146.

Parda (hijāb), 27, 104.

Pashtunwali (the way of the Pashtuns), 7.

Patriarchy, 8, 16-17, 20, 87, 117.

Propaganda, 39, 41, 43, 63, 65, 157.

Qawm (ethnicity), 17.

Rajim (stoning), 107, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113.

Rape, 69, 70, 116, 119, 156.

Samanak (wheat), 144.

Sharia (Islamic law), 29, 35, 89, 109, 125.

Sharm (shame), 20.

Silence, 4, 92, 99, 104, 133, 137, 141.

Tabaqa ijtemāi (social class), 17.

Taliban, vii, viii, ix, xii, xiii, 2, 12, 13, 28, 32, 33, 36, 39, 42, 55, 70, 79, 89, 91, 92, 93, 106, 108, 109, 111, 121, 157.

and gender apartheid, 3, 1213, 29, 30, 33, 90.

Tanzims (Islamic parties), 58 (see also mujahideen groups).

Tārikh-i mozakar (masculine history), 1.

Torture, 112, 115.

Toyāna (bride price), 20, 31.

Trauma, 6870, 72, 73, 106, 118, 144.

and literature, 68, 69.

and war story, 9–10.

Ulama (religious scholar), 28.

Widow, xiii, 19, 64, 65, 70, 82, 87, 96, 101, 105, 106, 111.

and war 87, 105.

Women in Afghanistan, vii, viii, ix, x, 2-3, 7, 16-18, 20, 21-23, 25,

Women and agency, x, 4, 17, 27, 44, 45, 78, 107, 133, 157.

and appearance, 9, 35, 56, 70, 93, 123, 132, 139, 149.

bodies and power-struggle, 148150, 153.

and cultural space, x, 5, 15, 19, 27, 4447, 82, 83, 88, 118, 126, 127, 150.

and economy, 4345, 88, 142.

and family, 8, 9, 13, 16, 17, 1925, 27, 30, 31, 42, 52, 60, 64, 65, 72, 74, 75, 77, 84, 92, 106, 110, 111, 122, 130, 134, 141, 148, 153, 154.

and obedience, 2123.

and power, 4, 8, 17, 18, 45, 59, 103, 112, 139, 141, 145, 148.

and rebellion, x, 7376, 79, 140, 158.

and resistance, 79, 87, 93, 99, 102, 103, 105, 114, 116, 117, 134, 149, 150, 158.

and storytelling, 1, 46.

Zan (woman), 18.

Zina (adultery), 109110.

Women, War and Islamic Radicalisation

   by Faridullah Bezhan