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Contents Preface ix Introduction ? The New Civil Service Tanks into SticksWhether on the Shores of Asia Part One ?? Chicago and Paris Huma Fare Forward These Boots Part Two ?? Qasim Impersonal Pronoun A Tajik VillageThe Emir of the West Caravanserai, whose portals . . .To a Blind Man¿s Eye Genealogies Lest he returning chide . . .Crown Jewels Bread and Water The Fighting Man ShallA Nothing Man Part Three ??? Highland Buildings The Missionary DanceMirrored Cat¿s-eye Shades Marrying a Muslim War DogCommandant Haji (Malem) Mohsin Khan of KamenjCousins Part Four ??? The Minaret of Jam Traces in the GroundBetween Jam and Chacharan Dawn Prayers Little LordFrogs The Windy Place Part Five ??? Name Navigation The Greeting of StrangersLeaves on the Ceiling Flames Zia of KatlishThe Sacred Guest The Cave of Zarin DevotionsThe De?les of the Valley Part Six ??? The Intermediate Stages of Death Winged FootprintsBlair and the Koran Salt Ground and SpikenardPale Circles in Walls @afghangov.orgWhile the Note Lasts Part Seven ??? Footprints on the Ceiling I Am the Zoom Karaman Khalili¿s Troops And I Have Mine The Scheme of Generation The Source of the Kabul River Taliban Toes Marble Epilogue ??? Acknowledgements ???
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Afghanistan -- Description and travel.
Afghanistan -- Social life and costums.
Stewart, Rory -- Travel -- Afghanistan.