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New York University (New York, NY 10012-1019)
Robert D. McChesney (Project Director: December 2015 to present)

A History of Modern Afghanistan II: Fayz Muhammad "Katib" Hazarah's Afghan Geneology and Memoir of the Revolution

Preparation for publication of translations of an Afghan historian’s account of the rise to power and rule of Habib Allah Kalakani (a rebel who seized Afghanistan’s throne in 1929) and the historian’s description of the different tribes and groups who lived in Afghanistan.

Nizhad-namah-i Afghan (Afghan Geneology) and Tazakkur al-Inqilab (Memoir of the Revolution) are two of Fayz Muhammad Khan's works which, from both thematic and organic perspectives, are directly related and connected to his magnum opus, Siraj al-tawarikh (Lamp of Histories), the most important history of Afghanistan ever written in any language. The proposed project here is to translate and annotate Nizhad-namah-i Afghan and Tazakkur al-Inqilab (a total of approximately 110,000 words) from original manuscripts.

Project fields:
Near and Middle Eastern History; Near and Middle Eastern Languages; Near and Middle Eastern Literature

Scholarly Editions and Translations

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$235,000 (approved)
$235,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 9/30/2018