College of Liberal Arts

Anthropology Student Launches Balochistan Archives Website

Mon, Oct 7, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas – Hafeez Jamali, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Anthropology, has recently launched the Balochistan Archives, an executive agency of the Government of Balochistan which serves as the main repository for official records and documents of historical significance.

The website, directed by Jamali, is an information portal on documents of historical significance for scholars, civil servants and citizens interested in the history, culture and politics of Balochistan Province, Pakistan.

Currently Balochistan Archives hold more than 27,000 original files, 5,000 rare books and manuscripts, and 300 rare maps pertaining to Balochistan, Afghanistan, Iran and the Persian Gulf. These collections reveal the policies and practices of tribal management and frontier governance on the North West Frontier of India.

For more information, visit the South Asia Institute website.

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