Kafiristan


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Kafiristan,

Afghanistan: see NuristanNuristan
[Persian,=land of light or the enlightened], region on the southern slopes of the Hindu Kush, NE Afghanistan, bordered on the E by Pakistan. Formerly called Kafiristan [land of the infidels], it is inhabited by an ethnically distinctive people (numbering about 60,000),
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The province of Nuristan, renamed from Kafiristan in the 1890s.
The scenario is hypothetical and involves a country called "Kafiristan." In my view, such cases are less powerful than his historical ones, such as the use of precision-guided bombs against heavily defended bridges in North Vietnam.
In Punjab, the Unionists had deployed their own ulema against the Muslim League and elsewhere the Congress and its Islamic allies, the Majlis-e-Ahrar-e-Islam and Jamiat-e-Ulema-Hind under Madni, resorted to the choicest abuse against Jinnah, calling him 'Kafir-e-Azam', the League 'Kafir League' and Pakistan 'Kafiristan'.
They make their way into the perilous mountainous reaches of "Kafiristan," with a rudimentary but (with the hindsight of history) surprisingly workable plan: "in any place where they fight a man who knows how to drill men can always be a King.
Dravot's later insane scheme to create an empire in Kafiristan and present it to Queen Victoria has a comic, bargain basement quality: his troops are armed with ancient matchlocks, cheap local copies of obsolete rifles, and army surplus gear.
Kakar, Hasan (1981) Iiiternational Significance of the Conquest of Former Kafiristan in 1896.
and kings in Kafiristan, where, they believe, "a man isn't
Although Willis and Cochrane pump themselves up for their initial daredevil trek across the mountains and into the "light inhospitable" region of Kafiristan, the steady deterioration of vocal clarity is an indicator
JOURNEY TO KAFIRISTAN The 1939 quest of two women who embark on a road trip.
Dravot was beheaded in Kipling's Kafiristan, his mottled, matted head smuggled out of hostile terrain in a loyal companion's hairskin bag.
The Man Who Would Be King (129 minutes, $19.98), based on a story by Rudyard Kipling, is director/screenwriter John Huston's epic adventure tale that follows a pair of rogue 19th-century British sergeants, played bigger than life by Sean Connery and Michael Caine, who set out to create their own empire in the fictional mountain country of Kafiristan, only to fall victim to greed and hubris just when immense fiches and power are in their hands.
Kipling set his great story "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888) in Kafiristan (today called Nuristan), the tribal lands on the southern slopes of the Hindu Kush.