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Ahmad, Mohiuddin

Saiyid Ahmad Shahid

1975 Hardback, published in India. First Edition. Saiyid Ahmad Shahid established a resistance base in Swat Northern Pakistan to combat Ranjit Singh and Sikh power in the Frontier during the Nineteenth Century. The Saiyid captured Peshawar only to return it to the former Durrani ruler who had been in league with the Sikhs. The Sikhs were abducting Pashtun women, which resulted as always in a wave of resistance from Pashtun society against these invaders from India. Unfortunately The Durrani ruler of Peshawar also betrayed a plan to organize a revolt in the fort at Attock by Muslim troops in the Sikh army. Attock controls access to the Frontier Province. The Saiyid is presented as a formidable military opponent, but lacking the political savy of his opponents, which ultimately results in his opponents driving a wedge between the Saiyid, an Indian and his Pashtun hosts in the Swat valley, based on ethnic differences. This biography is written by an Indian scholar using Urdu and Persian primary sources. Rare:



Ahmed, Akbar S

Jinnah, Pakistan and Islamic Identity The Search for Saladin

The book is based on those who were close to Jinnah including his daughter Dina Wadia. The book was highly praised internationally and was turned into a film. 274 pages. Hardback in dw very good condition first edition. 1977 Oxford University Press.                              



Aisha Ahmad

Pashtun Tales from the Pakistan-Afghan Frontier

Hardback first edition in dustwrapper 2003. 379 pages with colour and black and white plates.



Ames Frank

Kashmir Shawl

1986, 347 pages Antique Collectors Club. In hardback very good condition.  



Amin, Willetts and Farrow


136 pages Ferozesons 1988. Illustrated throughout to depict the architecture of this old Mughal City once labelled the Paris of th e East.        



Baig R K

The Kalash of Chitral Yesterday and Today

In original card covers tourist guide to the Kalash valley pages 40. Pictorial front cover. And colour photo on rear cover. No date



Balneaves, Elizabeth

Mountains of the Murgha Zerin

Travels in Gilgit Agency and Kafiristan. From blurb: Between the Hindu Kush and the Karakoram among the most concentrated collection of high mountains in the world, lives the Murgha Zerin the Golden Cock or Imperial Pheasants, with its delicate crest of iridescent green feathers much prized by local inhabitants. Like the people of this area, scattered thinly over Pakistan’s northern frontiers, the Murgha Zerin lives much as it did a hundred years ago, almost inaccessible, under the shadown  of Tirich Mir, Rakaposhi and Nanga Parbat, and cut off like them in hidden valleys for over six months of the year. Hardback in dw very good condition travel book club 1972.



Barton, Sir William

India’s North West Frontier

1939 308 pages John Murray Publishers London first edition, hardback in dust wrapper. Very good condition dust wrapper has some loss.          



Bhutto, Fatima

Songs of Blood and Sword

Hardback first edition in mint dust wrapper SIGNED by author.



Bolitho, Hector


Paperback new mint sealed cover. Oxford University Press paperback.