The Afghan Serials Collection includes over 45 titles published from the early 1970s to the late 1990s, a critical period for the history of Afghanistan.
The collection documents the breadth of Afghanistan's political epochs through newspapers and journals, published by opposing factions, the Taliban and anti-Taliban groups communist, anti-Soviet jihadi, and mujaheddin groups and the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan. These groups espoused many different ideologies and used the press as one tool to shape Afghanistan's social and intellectual landscape.
The publications, written in Persian, Pushto, Arabic, Urdu, or English, are delivered online as full-image pages. Descriptions for each title are available in English or in Persian. Dates may be toggled, where relevant, using Afghan/Islamic or Western dates.
Trial period: December 7, 2017 - January 6, 2018
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