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خردمندی‭ ‬احمد‭ ‬شاه

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The king Ahmad Shah is looking out of a window
Language: 
Title in English: 
The Wisdom of Ahmad Shah
Author: 
Palwasha Bazger Salam
Illustrator: 
Natasha Delmar
Illustrations: 
Colour
Place of publication: 
Los Altos, CA
Publisher: 
Hoopoe Books
Year of publication: 
2017
Pages: 
36 p.
Size: 
21,6 x 27,9 cm
ISBN: 
978-1-946270-19-1
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Some two hundred and fifty years ago the great King Ahmad Shah Durrani ruled Afghanistan. His magnificent empire extended from eastern Iran to northern India, and from the Amu Darya to the Indian Ocean. Known to his people as Ahmad Shah Baba (Ahmad Shah, our father), the king was an outstanding general and a just ruler. But he was vexed with troubles and needed to find someone with the right qualities to help him — but how?

This intriguing Afghan legend is retold for young people by the Afghan storyteller and teacher Palwasha Bazger Salam.

Among other things the story provides a framework through which young readers can consider and discuss the qualities needed for a useful and happy life. Additional pages include a short biography of Ahmad Shah and a map of the Durrani Empire.

This is a bilingual book in Dari and English.

For 8 years and older.

Publisher's information: www.hoopoebooks.com; hoopoebooks@aol.com.