Historical legends and stories from the land of Afghanistan

by HumДЃyЕ«n Hotak

Publisher: Op-Mercy Afghanistan in Kabul]

Written in English
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Edition Notes

English and Persian.

Other titlesQiṣṣahʹhā va rivāyāt-i tārīkhī sarzamīn-i Afghānistān
Statement[girdavarī va tadvīn, Humāyūn Hotak]
LC ClassificationsMLCS 2011/01311 (P)
The Physical Object
Pagination130, 115 p.;
Number of Pages130
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25006948M
LC Control Number2011325795

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