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Anthro 201 - Wilhelm - Afghanistan Resources: eHARF World Cultures


eHARF World Cultures

The eHARF World Cultures database is the definitive resource for exploring world cultures. You can connect to this database by clicking on the provided link. Use your Canvas/MyTMCC login to access content from home. 

Once at the eHARF web page click the brown Browse Cultures button at the top of the page. 

At the next screen in the Filter Index search box type Afghanistan.

A list of the diverse ethnicities of Afghanistan next appears:

Pashtun, Ghorbat, Hazara, Kyrgyz, Tajiks, Turkmens, Uzbeks, Baluchi, Turks

The two ethnic groups relevant to the Kite Runner story is the relationship between the Pashtun and Hazara.  

By clicking the links you can go directly to the  Cultural Summary search page.  

The Cultural Summary provides in-depth information on the following:

Identification and Location, Demography, History and Cultural relations, Settlements, Economy, Kinship, Marriage and Family, Sociopolitical Organization, Conflict, Religious Beliefs and more. 

These Cultural Summaries will greatly assist your understanding of Kite Runner's main characters and why they interact the way they do. 

At the top of the page is the Cite button which provides APA/MLA citations for you to copy and paste. 


Canfield, R. L. (2002). Culture Summary: Hazara. Retrieved from