Gulabuddin Sukhanwar: History of Afghanistan: Time for a re-write!

Gulabuddin Sukhanwar: History of Afghanistan: Time for a re-write!Gulabuddin Sukhanwar; published poet and writer

Afghanistan – ingen fred å få, (There is no peace to get in Afghanistan) is a factual book written by Elisabeth Eide and Terje Skaufjord, well-known Norwegian writers and analysts who have decades of experience working with  Afghanistan´s issues.

In April 2014 I was invited by the Norwegian Committee for Afghanistan to attend the Oslo book launch for ‘No Peace to Get’, but unfortunately I was unable to attend.

However, I was very keen to read this important publication so the next day I asked the Vadsø library for the English version, as at that time my Norwegian language skills were not good enough to read it in its original form. Frustratingly, it had not yet been translated to English at that point. I am happy to report that now, after many months studying my host country´s language; I am able to read the Norwegian version.


Inaccurate representation of Ismaili people

One criticism I have is that, as an Ismaili, I found the information provided about minority groups not only too limited but also inaccurate in its interpretation of our beliefs. “Minorities especially about the Ismailis ”; Ref 1

Use Google Translate to read:

Gulabuddin Sukhanwar is a very well known Ismaili Muslim poet, writer and a researcher from Afghanistan, now based in Norway: Most of his works are in his native language.

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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