In 1895, the despotic Amir Abdul Rahman Khan, nicknamed 'The Iron Amir' who had united Afghanistan through a reign of terror
Khalil Nouri is a retired Boeing engineer who was born in Afghanistan with deep passion for writing and storytelling in historical fiction genre. Nouri takes pride in his family lineage, his great grandfather, the governor of Kandahar signed the exit treaty of the British troops in post second Anglo-Afghan war. Khalil moved to the U.S. at nineteen and now he lives with his wife and two sons in Seattle, Washington.
In a true story that’s far from today’s unflattering experiences in Afghanistan, the author, Khalil Nouri, brings to life the events and circumstances from the late 1800s when an ethnic Pashtun, named Hashim resented the oppression against the minority ethnic Hazaras and Shiites as he showed his moral courage by giving them his helping hand to bring peace and tranquility until he died at the age of 110 in 1962.
As World War-I raged in 1915, the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and Ottoman Turkey) sent a secret mission across Europe and Persia to Afghanistan. The purpose of their assignment was to persuade the Afghan Amir, Habibullah Khan, to declare full independence from Great Britain, join the Central Powers, and destabilize the British war machine, India.
For nearly half-century between 1779 and 1924, Iran denied important economic roles for its Jewish community. The stigmas of “impurity,” as well as mandatory observation of Jewish religious and legal restrictions, strongly imposed on its Jews. In addition, the obligation to wear certain attire and identification patches forced them to either accept voluntary conversion into Islam or leave the country.