Contents: Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Afghanistan: geopolitical and historical perspective. 2. Turmoils in Afghanistan. 3. Economic profile of Afghanistan. 4. Afghanistan as a nation state. Bibliography. Index.
"The present book, which is divided into four chapters, in the chapter first "Afghanistan Geo-political and historical perspectives", describes its geo-physical features and stages of historical development in detail. The following chapter "Turmoils in Afghanistan" analyses the history of wars in detail that have taken place in Afghanistan and how their intensity gradually gained momentum. The remaining two chapters "Economic profile and Afghanistan as a nation state" deals with basic economic structure of the country and facts the figures of Afghanistan being a nation state." (jacket)