Taliban (2 Vol)
The Taliban is a Sunni Islamist, predominantly Pashtun radical religious and political movement created in 1994 by Mohammed Omar in Southern Afghan city of Kandhar that governed Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001, when its leaders were removed from power by NATO forces. Based in the Pasthun region in the country's southeast, the group grew out of a student movement dedicated to purifying Afghanistan. Its rise was intially greeted with relief by many Afghans weary of the corruption and brutality of the warlords who had fought for control in the years after the end of Soviet occupation. The Taliban movement is headed by Mullah Mohammed Omar, who is still in hiding has gained some amount of political control and acceptance in Pakistan's border region, but recently lost one of its key leaders, Baitullah Mehsud, in CIA strike. However Pakistan has launched offensive to force out the Taliban. The Taliban is today classified by security analysts as an "alternative government" in Afghanistan. It operates fifteen Sharia law courts in the country's southern provinces handling civil and commercial cases and collects taxes on harvests in farming areas.
N K Verma
N K Verma M A, PhD and Senior Lecturer having specialisation in the Geo-politics of south Asia, Terrorism and Indian Diaspora. His academic career spans over 12 year and had edited some books and journals and had attended seminars and conferences at the national level.
Vol. 1 Preface v 1. The Orgins of the Taliban 1 2. Taliban and Civil War in Afghanistan 35 3. Mazar-e-Sharif 1997: Massacre in the North 99 4. Human Rights and Taliban 111 5. The Rise of Taliban 165 6. The Military Rise of Taliban 185 7. Pakistan and the Taliban 209 Bibliography 255 Index 259 Vol. 2 Preface v 8. The Taliban and the World 263 9. The United States and the Taliban 289 10. Afgan Women under the Taliban 413 11. The Taliban and the Reconstruction of Afganistan 439 12. Afganistan on the Brink and Tribal Disintegration 459 13. The UN and the Afganistan 485 14. The Future of Afganistan 503 Bibliography 529 Index 533