History of the Pathans , Pakhtuns or Afghans

Aug 2014
1,249
pakistan
my argument doesnt fall flat, as i have given a credible source of this, im not making anything up, read the article below and enlighten yourself.

regards
You have failed to establish connection of martial theory of British (which was for recruitment in British-Indian army) with "nomadic bunch of people".
 

Devdas

Ad Honorem
Apr 2015
4,489
India
martial race theory mainly based upon based on loyalty to British instead of fighting valour of that community. Martial race theory was invented to exclude those people from getting recruited in British army who revolted against British in 1857 rebellion mainly the Purabia people.
 
Aug 2014
1,249
pakistan
here is another source, that is a pakistani military source as well. race theory gave afghans/pathans a superior status and which was carried into Pakistani military mentality as well.

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regards
What has Pakistani military (successor of British-Indian army) and its martial race theory (which is no longer pursued) any thing to do with "nomadic bunch of people" of Afghanistan, Central Asia and Iran?. Afghanistan is not recruiting ground for Pakistani military.

Gurkhas, much shorter and darker than Pashtuns, are at the top of the list of martial races of British. British still have Gurkhas in their army.

The fact is nowadays there are more Sindhis (who are stereotyped to be timid) in Pakistan army than Pashtuns. Sindhis number 17% while Pashtuns number 14.5 % in army according to a 2007's booklet by ISPR (official mouth piece of Army).
 
Aug 2014
1,249
pakistan
Give it a rest. You dont get superior or special status in Pakistan if you are in the list of martial races of British. Baloch people, who are in the list of martial races of British, are most oppressed, backward and poor people of Pakistan.
 
Jun 2019
81
Afghanistan originally
Ignore the trolls warora.

Ah! The British praised him. That is very creditable.
And if there is a God and a heaven, may he grant all that to Sher Shah Suri.
But rather than history, we should take care of our present.
Of course british sources matters, they were the first modern historians, They even created fake Ashoka for you guy.
 
Jun 2019
81
Afghanistan originally
What has Pakistani military (successor of British-Indian army) and its martial race theory (which is no longer pursued) any thing to do with "nomadic bunch of people" of Afghanistan, Central Asia and Iran?. Afghanistan is not recruiting ground for Pakistani military.

Gurkhas, much shorter and darker than Pashtuns, are at the top of the list of martial races of British. British still have Gurkhas in their army.

The fact is nowadays there are more Sindhis (who are stereotyped to be timid) in Pakistan army than Pashtuns. Sindhis number 17% while Pashtuns number 14.5 % in army according to a 2007's booklet by ISPR (official mouth piece of Army).
How strong Gurkhas were considered in Khyber Pakhtunkwa ?
 
Jun 2019
81
Afghanistan originally
Aryans were meat-eaters. No problem even with beef. Kashmiri brahmins traditionally eat meat and use meat even in their rituals in worship of Shiva and Shakti. Some other brhmins in India also eat meat. Yeah, Dards, Afghans, Iranians, Indian Aryans were all from the same stock or neighboring tribes.
That's interesting...

Anyways I agree that we originated from same source of people thousands of years ago but today's we are as different as water and ice. Even during colonization period Irani nomads were different people from Indo-Aryan and dominated them every time they had clash, our gods were different, our religion was different, our language was different etc.
 

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