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New Book On Balochi And Balochistan

We are happy to announce that the book “The Baloch and Others” has been published

Dear friends,

We are happy to announce that the book “The Baloch and Others.
Linguistic, Historical and Socio-Political Perspectives on Pluralism in Balochistan” has been published.
The book contains revised versions of papers on political, sociological,
historical and linguistic topics presented at the Third international
conference on Balochistan studies, at Uppsala University in August 2005
http://www.lingfil. uu.se/info/ bal.html

You can find the table of contents and ordering details at
http://titus. uni-frankfurt. de/personal/ agnes/uppsala2. htm

For those who do not yet have the previous volume,
“The Baloch and Their Neighbours:
Ethnic and Linguistic Contact in Balochistan in Historical and Modern
Times”, both books are available together at a special package price.

Just mail the publishing house
info@reichert- verlag.de
or use the order form at
http://titus. uni-frankfurt. de/personal/ agnes/uppsala050 0.pdf

With best wishes,
Agnes Korn


Dr. Agnes Korn
Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft
Universitaet Frankfurt a.M.
PF 11 19 32, Fach 171
D – 60054 Frankfurt
http://titus. uni-frankfurt.de

National Fabric, Iran’s Etnic Minorities

Putting aside the issue of marginalisation, poverty, and systematic discrimination, the Baloch face immense challenges in holding onto their unique cultural identity in the face of the dominance of Persian culture.

Baloch
Balochistan sits in Iran’s far southeast-a hot, dry, windblasted region stretching out alongside the Indian Ocean and into Pakistan. Sparsely populated, and subject to decades of underinvestment and neglect by the central government, Iranian Balochistan is one of the most
deprived and underdeveloped regions of Iran. With a population standing at around 1.5 to 2 million, the Baloch constitute one of the smaller minority communities in Iran. Putting aside the issue of marginalisation, poverty, and systematic discrimination, the Baloch face immense challenges in holding onto their unique cultural identity in the face of the dominance of Persian culture.
The Baloch language is still largely an oral one, and as a result the publication of Balochi literature remains very limited, with the problem exacerbated by pervasive state suppression and an under-equipped and underfunded education system. Porous land borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan have also allowed for the flourishing of the drugs trade, and the free flow of militants into the region-crises which have been met by an intense militarisation from Tehran, and the deployment of thousands of Iranian soldiers. In the following chapter we’ll provide a short history of this fiercely independent region of Iran, explore the extent of its neglect and abuse by the central government, and look at some of the ways that the Baloch have been making use of modern technology to defend their unique linguistic and cultural identity.
To read complet report visit the link:
http://smallmedia.org.uk/nationalfabric/Nationalfabric.pdf