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Afghan Serials Collection
Partisan publications from the Wahdat Library
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Research area: General / Interdisciplinary, History, Political Science Language: Arabic, English, Persian, UrduThe database is a collection of rare newspapers and journals from different political groups from the Wahdat Library, a comprehensive private collection from Afghanistan. The collection includes over 45 titles published from the early 1970s to the late 1990s, at a critical time in the country's history. The Afghan Serials Collection contains press reports from various political epochs and from the most diverse groups and currents that sought to shape the social and intellectual landscape at this turbulent time. They range from the Taliban to anti-Taliban rebels, anti-Soviet Jihadi and Mujahedin groups and the Afghan People's Democratic Party. The database contains unique press materials from a crucial era that shaped not only Afghanistan and the Middle East, but the entire world. With content not collected anywhere else, the collection is a testimony to the diverse and vibrant Afghan press and an important source for scholars and researchers in the region. The texts have been published in Persian, Pushtu, Arabic, Urdu or English.