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Afghan buzkashi power games and gamesmen by Sreedhar.

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Published by Wordsmiths in Delhi .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Afghanistan

Subjects:

  • Taliban.,
  • Afghanistan -- Politics and government -- 1973-

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementSreedhar, Mahendra Ved.
ContributionsVed, Mahendra.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS371.3 .S74 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination2 v. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6816348M
ISBN 108187412011
LC Control Number00288456

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Buzkashi, perhaps the wildest game in the world and a vivid feature of Afghan life, entails the aggressive struggle of hundreds of horsemen over a mutilated calf carcass. Shortly after the first.   Beyond sport, buzkashi is a ritual, a ceremony — a test of strength, cunning and courage. For many young Afghan boys (it is still a man’s sport, on the field and in the stands), growing up to be a champion buzkashi rider, or chapandaz, is the stuff of dreams.. But it's not for the faint of heart.   The anthropologist Dr Whitney Azoy, in his book Buzkashi: Game and Power in Afghanistan, notes that “leaders are men who can seize control by means foul and fair and then fight off their rivals. The buzkashi rider does the same.”.   The book “Buzkashi” Game in Power in Afghanistan is written by G. Whitney Azoy is introducing the Buzkashi game in Afghanistan in details, but in the third chapter of this book which is about the the Buzkashi Tooi, he describes that how this game is held in the local places. First he explains the word Tooi, rite of passage, and marriage.

Your next book is all about the intriguing game of buzkashi. This is G Whitney Azoy’s Buzkashi: Game and Power in Afghanistan. Buzkashi means, literally, goat-grabbing. Buzkashi In his book “Buzkashi”, Whitney Azoy, a former officer at US embassy in Afghanistan, responds to how the traditional game of Buzkashi demonstrates the life of Afghans. The author tries to take an active part in the daily lives of Afghans to know more about the role of Buzkashi and its corresponding results to the lives of Afghans. Buzkashi is the traditional and national sport and a "passion" in Afghanistan where it is often played on Fridays and special events, matches draw thousands of fans. Whitney Azoy notes in his book Buzkashi: Game and Power in Afghanistan that "leaders are men who can seize control by means foul and fair and then fight off their rivals. Buzkashi, perhaps the wildest game in the world and a vivid feature of Afghan life, entails the aggressive struggle of hundreds of horsemen over a mutilated calf carcass. Shortly after the first appearance of Azoy's book, the world press came to use the actual play of buzkashi in print as a metaphor for Afghan politics.

  Focusing on the external dynamics of the Afghan conflict, Afghan Buzkashi examines the regional implications of the battle for power by outside players in a contest where Afghanistan is the torn Buzkashi calf. Political domination and economic . Shortly after the first appearance of Azoy’s book, the world press came to use the actual play of buzkashi in print as a metaphor for Afghan politics. Azoy’s incisive analysis of Afghan political dynamics demonstrates how play and politics, ordinarily perceived as . Buzkashi: Game and Power in Afghanistan, Third Edition - Ebook written by G. Whitney Azoy. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Buzkashi: Game and Power in Afghanistan 5/5(1). Although ‘only a game,’ the strategies employed in organizing buzkashi competitions transfer so readily to Afghan politics that the book constitutes a veritable ‘Afghan Art of War’ in which personal competition, reputation-building, lavish spending, and alliance building are keys to success and survival.