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Afghanistan:Father of Afghan Modern History

Jafar Rezai in his blog, From West, introduces Fayz Muhammad Katib,a 19 century Afghan historian, to us. The blogger adds Robert D. McChesney, a well-respected professor at New York University fell in love with the books of Fayz Mohammad Katib, a historian from Afghanistan. Robert D. McChesney not only translates Katib’s book, Kabul Under Siege: Fayz Muhammad’s Account of the 1929 Uprising, but as director of The Afghanistan Digital Library, digitizes Katib’s 900 000 words.

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