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Afghanistan and Central Asia Research Information

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Welcome to the Afghanistan and Central Asia Research Information (ACARI) website. We appreciate your interest in the research and publications of Professor M. Nazif Shahrani at Indiana University-Bloomington. This site contains personal and professional information about Professor Shahrani and his published books as well as PDF copies of book chapters, journal articles, policy papers, encyclopedia entries, book and film reviews, op-ed pieces, as well as links to various recordings of his interviews (in video and audio formats) or lectures about developments in Afghanistan and the countries of post-Soviet Central Asia.

Please feel free to visit the Publications, Additional Resources, and About pages for more information on Professor Shahrani's research. You can also connect with the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at IU on Facebook! Additionally, you can find more information about the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at IU by visiting their departmental webpages.

All materials in the publications section of this website are password protected. Click here to request a password. Please include your name, email, and reasons for wanting a password in the body of the email. Final approval of all password requests will be made by Professor Shahrani.

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M. Nazif Shahrani is a Professor of Anthropology and Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington.

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