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There are no KHANS anymore: economic development and social change in tribal Afghanistan

Middle East Journal32 (2) • Published In 1978 • Pages: 167-183

By: Anderson, Jon W..

Abstract
This document discusses economic development and social change in Afghanistan with a particular focus on the introduction of the tractor into agriculture and its effects on Pashtun society. The author also emphasizes the significant role that the KHAN (lord or chief) has played, as an agent of cultural change, by introducing the tractor to the Ghilzai farmers.
Subjects
Sociocultural trends
Economic planning and development
Tillage
Cereal agriculture
Agricultural machinery
Status, role, and prestige
Social relationships and groups
culture
Pashtun
HRAF PubDate
2002
Region
Asia
Sub Region
Central Asia
Document Type
article
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
John Beierle ; 2001
Coverage Date
not specified
Coverage Place
Ghilzai Pashtun, Afghanistan
Notes
Jon W. Anderson
Includes bibliographical references
LCCN
48002240
LCSH
Pushtuns