Tag Archives: Tajiks

Burnley Literary Festival (2016) day 7 – Sufi Music


The following has been rewritten from fragments / reconstructed following some difficulties with a Windows 10 upgrade that deleted my profile nearly 2 years back. Rumi and The Wings of Love Be in the world but not of it, so … Continue reading

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Russia in the long term


This is about how the dearth of strong regional civilisations near to Russia gives it a free hand, in for example, the Ukraine – Crimea crisis. A couple of weeks back, I posted Were you paying attention to history in … Continue reading

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Who were the Khwarezmians?


The answer to this lies in a comment of Kirakos Ganjaketsis in his History Of The Armenians; where he refers to Baghdad as a Tachik city. Tachik or Tajik means city dweller When the Mongols came for Baghdad, they sent … Continue reading

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The Silk Road and the Karakorum Highway


Originally posted on Harjazes:
While moving my office crap, I took a break to browse the New York Times. Being a wannabee word traveler, I was drawn to an article (Taking The High Road) about the Karakorum highway. This highway follows the Silk-Road (if history turns…

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