Advertisement

Afghánistán

  • J. Scott Keltie
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Afghánistán is a country of Asia lying between parallels 30° and 38° 20′ of north latitude, and 60° 30′ and 74° 30′ of east longitude. On the north-east, the boundary follows a line running generally westward from a fixed point near one of the peaks of the Sarikol Range to Lake Victoria, thence along the line of that branch of the Oxus which issues from the lake, and so, following the course of the Oxus, to Khamiab. From Khamiab, the line runs in a south-westerly direction to Zulfikar, on the river Harí-Rúd, and thence south to Koh-i-Malik Siah, a conspicuous peak south-west of the Helmand river. Hero the boundary turns round and runs generally east-wardly to the Kwája Amran range. The eastern and southern boundaries of Afghánistán long remained uncertain, but the basis of a delimitation was settled, in 1893, at a conference between the Amír, Abdur Rahmán, and Sir Mortimer Durand, and the boundary agreed upon, with the exception of the Khaibar-Asmar section, has since been demarcated. The Amír agreed that Chitral, Bajaur and Swat should be included within the British sphere of political influence, while he himself was to retain Asmar and the Kunar valley above it, as far as Arnawai, and the tract of Birmal, west of Wazíristán. In the subsequent demarcation, Kafivistán was included within the countries under Afghán control, and has since been partially garrisoned by the Amír’s troops.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Books of Reference

  1. Accounts relating to the trade by Land of British India with Foreign Countries. Annual. Calcutta.Google Scholar
  2. Bellew, Afghánistán and tho Afgháns, London, 1879; and The Races of Afghánistán, 1880.Google Scholar
  3. Burnet, Cabool. 1843.Google Scholar
  4. Curzon (Hon. G. N.), Russia in Central Asia. [Contains bibliography]. London, 1889.Google Scholar
  5. Forbes (A.), The Afghan Wars, 1839–42 and 1878–80. London, 1892.Google Scholar
  6. Gore (F. St. G.), Lights and Shades of Hill Life in the Afghan and Hindu Highlands of the Punjab. London, 1896.Google Scholar
  7. Gray (T.), At the Court of the Ameer. New ed. London, 1901.Google Scholar
  8. Hanna (Col. H. B.), The Second Afghan War, 1878–80. Vol. I. London, 1899.Google Scholar
  9. Hensman, The Afghán War of 1879–80. London, 1881.Google Scholar
  10. Holdich (Col. Sir T. H.), The Indian Borderland, 1880–1900. London, 1901.Google Scholar
  11. Kaye, History of the War in Afghánistán. 4th edition. 1878.Google Scholar
  12. MacFall (C), With the Zhob Field Force, 1890. London, 1895.Google Scholar
  13. MacMahon (A. H.), The Southern Borderlands of Afghanistan. London, 1897.Google Scholar
  14. Mahomed Khan (Mir Munshi Sultan) (Editor), The Life of Abdur Rahman, Amir of Afghanistan, 2 vols. London, 1900.—Constitution and Laws of Afghanistan London, 1900.Google Scholar
  15. Male (A.), Scenes through the Battle Smoke. London, 1891.Google Scholar
  16. Malleson, History of Afghánistán. 2nd edition. 1879.Google Scholar
  17. Mutchmore (S. A.), Moghul, Mongol, Mikado, and Missionary 2 vols. New York, 1891.Google Scholar
  18. Noyee (F.), England, India, and Afghánistán. London, 1902.Google Scholar
  19. Oliver (E. E.), Across the Border, or Pathán and Bilúch. London, 1890.Google Scholar
  20. Roberts (Field-Marshal Lord), Forty-nine Years in India. London, 1897.Google Scholar
  21. Robertson (Sir G. S.), Tho Kafirs of the Hindoo Kush. London, 1890.Google Scholar
  22. Thorburn (S.), Asiatic Neighbours. London, 1895.Google Scholar
  23. Weir (T. S.), From India to the Caspian. Bombay, 1893.Google Scholar
  24. Wheeler (S. E.), The Ameer Abdur Rahman. London, 1895.Google Scholar
  25. Yate (A. C.), Russia and England Face to Face in Asia. London 1887.Google Scholar
  26. Yate (Major C. E.), Northern Afghánistán. London, 1888.Google Scholar
  27. Parliamentary Papers, Afghánistán, 1873–1899.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1904

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Scott Keltie

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations