Members of the ruling party in Afghanistan.
Taliban
Writer of parvana.
DEBORAH ELLIS
A bomb planted in the ground, which explodes if it is stepped on.
land mine
loose shirt and trousers
shalwar kameez
A narrow matress.
toshak
A piece of cloth worn by women and girls to cover their hair and shoulders. Girls wear this outside.
chador
A Moslem festival coming at the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting.
Eid
A gray or brown woolen blanket shawl worn by Afghan men and boys
pakul
Afghan bread—flat, sometimes long and sometimes round.
nan
A long, tent-like garment, which the Taliban have decreed women must wear whenever they go outside. It covers them completely and even has a narrow mesh screen over the eyes.
burqa
One of the two main languages spoken in Afghanistan.
Dari
Pieces of meat on a skewer, cooked over a fire.
Kebab
A cart on wheels, pushed by hand, used to sell things in the market.
karachi
An afghan hat
Pakul
The act of uniting two or more things.
Union
A mode or system of rule or government
Regime
An intricate combination of paths or passages in which it is difficult to fond ones way or to reach an exit
Labyrinth
A mans headdress worn chiefly by Muslims in southern Asia, consisting of a long cloth made of silk, linen, cotton, ect. Wound directly around head or about a cap
Turban
A person who flees for refuge or safety. Especially from foreign countries
Refugee
Duration without beginning or end
Eternity