Study of the second largest but least well-known ethnic group in Afghanistan that also confronts the taboo subject of Afghan national identity. Largely Farsi-speaking Shi'ias, the Hazaras traditionally inhabited central Afghanistan, but because of the war are now widely scattered.

chapter |18 pages


chapter 1|25 pages

Who are the Hazaras?

chapter 2|28 pages

Social structure

chapter 3|16 pages

Culture and belief

chapter 6|16 pages

Old people, new societies

chapter 7|20 pages

The Hazaras in contemporary Afghanistan

chapter 8|14 pages

The Hazaras in the 1980s

chapter 9|14 pages

The Hazars in the 1990s

chapter |4 pages