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Old April 24th, 2016 #1
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Post Pashtuns: Aryans or the lost tribe of Israel

When it comes to culture, nobody can match the Pashtuns, also referred to as Pakhtuns, in terms of rigidity and resistance to change. Their 1,000-year-old culture, which dates back to 330 BC, around the time Alexander the Great discovered Afghanistan and the Indian subcontinent, still mystifies historians whose search for answers still continues.

According to Dr Muhammad Javed Khalil, a senior researcher at the University of Peshawar (UoP) Pashto Academy, the origin of Pashtuns, settlers of eastern Afghanistan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) and Balochistan, has remained a debatable subject among historians and researchers for the last 100 years. “Pashtuns have an old, unique culture but unfortunately historians of that era did not preserve it in writing,” states Khalil. “Some writers say that Pashtuns are Aryans while some have written that they are the lost tribe of the Jews. Unfortunately, Pashtuns did not give importance to preserving their history and culture in sculpture,” he mentions. He further explains that Pashtun culture is based on Islamic principles and Pakhtunwali, an unwritten ethical code of traditional lifestyle of the tribes.

Pashtuns: Aryans or the lost tribe of Israel - The Express Tribune

Old December 2nd, 2016 #2
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