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05-03-2011, 10:20 AM
Pashtunwali - tribal life and behaviour among the Pashtuns

by Lutz Rzehak, March 2011

Doing Pashto: Pashtunwali as the ideal of honourable behaviour and tribal life among the Pashtuns' - this new thematic report by Lutz Rzehak provides an overview about the way of life of the Pashtuns, often called Pashtunwali. The term features prominently when civilian and military actors in Afghanistan discuss ways of engaging the civilian population in the southern half of Afghanistan. Most recent writing about this issue can be found in papers about the role of customary law, the Taleban or arbaki. A comprehensive account of the subject itself has been missing in English literature for some time a void this report attempts to fill.

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