27 – The Pathans

“A gripping yarn” Genau was es in so einem Gerichtsgutachten braucht, nicht wahr!

Zum Autor: Wikipedia: “He [Sir Olaf] was Governor of the North-West Frontier Province, from 1946 to just before the Partition of India in 1947.” 

In seinem Nachruf aus dem Jahr 1981 ist zu lesen “”But his outstanding contribution to history and to literature was The Pathans, which appeared in 1958. Previous writing on this subject had been of the “Tales from the Outposts” variety, good stirring stuff but taking little account of the Pathans’ origins and ethnography. These Carou now explored in such a way as to place the the part played by the Pathans in the history of the Mogul Empire and Afghanistan into proper perspective

Wow! Das Buch erschien 1958 (nicht 2009 wie im Literaturverzeichnis angegeben) – auch schon wieder 59 Jahre her -Leitln wie die Zeit vergeht.



Mahringer Literaturverzeichnis: 27
Autor: Caroe, Sir Olaf
Titel: The Pathans, Karachi
Erscheinungsjahr: 1958 (Alter 59Jahre)
Im Literaturverzeichnis 2009
Genre: Sachbuch
Anzahl der Verweise im Gutachten: 0

 


Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0710306822/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=mahringergu09-21&camp=1634&creative=6738&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=0710306822&linkId=e412f57eac413588826b538bd0740237

First published in 1958 this is an exceptional piece of history and in the best sense of the term a “gripping yarn,” giving, as it does, an overall history and description of these resilient people.