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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Ahmed, Akbar S.
Millenium and charisma among Pathans: a critical essay in
Published By: Original publisher
London ; Boston ; Henley: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1980.
1980. 18, 173 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Akbar S. Ahmed
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2002. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Reviews and critiques (114);
Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);
Cultural participation (184);
Real property (423);
Status, role, and prestige (554);
Ingroup antagonisms (578);
Tribe and nation (619);
Chief executive (643);
External relations (648);
Political movements (668);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The subject of this monograph is state formation in Swat
during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In his analysis the author pays particular
attention to the khans (local-level political leaders and landlords) and the political
actions and leadership of the mullahs. The author approaches this subject by way of a
critique of Fredrik Barth's (1959) analysis of decentralized political relations in Swat
and a consideration of the colonial context of Swat state formation as part of a wider
Muslim phenomenon. With regard to ethnographic information, the interweaving of theory,
critique and historical description and analysis make this a difficult source to work with.
This source also includes a useful chronology of Swat history.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 155-164)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Ethnologist, Government Official-4,5
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Gerald Reid ; John Beierle ; 1987
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
late nineteenth century - 1960s
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Swat District, Pakistan
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings