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Indian History Part 44 THE ADVENT OF ISLAM

Canberra, 12 October 2015 Enough and more has been written about the creation of the religious faith known as Islam, derived from the teachings of the Prophet Muhamad (570-632). Prophet Muhammad lived in a polytheistic society and received a revelation in visions that he explained in the holy book of Islam, the Koran. He called […]

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Indian History Part 43 THE KHYBER PASS: GATEWAY TO INDIA

Canberra, 14 September 2015 The English writer Rudyard Kipling’s 1890 poem The Ballad of the King’s Jest begins with this stanza: When spring-time flushes the desert grass, Our kafilas wind through the Khyber Pass. Lean are the camels but fat the frails, Light are the purses but heavy the bales, As the snowbound trade of the North […]

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How Did Afghanistan Become Such a Mess

Canberra, Australia How Did Afghanistan Become Such a Mess? The events of the 1800s seem almost completely steeped in history when one looks back at them from the vantage point of 2009 and the chaotic and eventful decade preceding it. In the case of Afghanistan, there is a sense of déjà vu when the past […]

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