survival of Afghanistan the two imperial giants held at bay in the nineteenth century by N. D. Ahmad

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Published by People"s Pub. House in Lahore .

Written in English

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  • Afghanistan -- History.

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Bibliography: p. 83-85.

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Statementby N. D. Ahmad.
LC ClassificationsDS361 .A58
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 92 p.
Number of Pages92
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5037371M
LC Control Number73930552

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