Connecting histories in Afghanistan : market relations and state formation on a colonial frontier
- Shah Mahmoud Hanifi.
- Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2011, ©2008.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (xviii, 270 pages) : illustrations, maps
- Hanifi, Shah Mahmoud.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-255) and index.
- Introduction : the historical location and conceptual framing of Afghanistan
- Financing the Kabul produce
- Contracting nomadic carriage for an aquatic agenda
- Fiscal instability and state revenue reformulation during the first British occupation
- Capital concentrations and coordinations : Peshawar subsidies and Kabul workshops
- New state texts and old commercial flows
- Mutual evasion between Afghanistan and the global marketplace
- Conclusion : deflecting colonial canons and cannons : alternate routes to knowing Afghanistan.
Most histories of nineteenth-century Afghanistan argue that the country remained immune to the colonialism emanating from British India because, militarily, Afghan defenders were successful in keeping out British imperial invaders. However, despite these military victories, colonial influences still made their way into Afghanistan. Looking closely at commerce in and between Kabul, Peshawar, and Qandahar, this book reveals how local Afghan nomads and Indian bankers responded to state policies on trade. British colonial political emphasis on Kabul had significant commercial consequences both for the city itself and for the cities it displaced to become the capital of the emerging Afghan state. Focused on routing between three key markets, Connecting Histories in Afghanistan challenges the overtly political tone and Orientalist bias that characterize classic colonialism and much contemporary discussion of Afghanistan.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Afghanistan > Commerce > History > 19th century.
- Afghanistan > Politics and government > 19th century.
- Afghanistan > Commerce > India > History > 19th century.
- India > Commerce > Afghanistan > History > 19th century.
- Great Britain > Colonies > Commerce > Asia.
- Great Britain > Colonies > Asia > Economic policy.
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS > International > Marketing.
- POLITICAL SCIENCE > International Relations > Trade & Tariffs.
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS > International > General.
- BUSINESS & ECONOMICS > Exports & Imports.
- British colonies.
- Economic policy.
- Politics and government
- Publication date
- Copyright date
- 9780804777773 (electronic bk.)
- 0804777772 (electronic bk.)