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Poetry Palace


(a continuing genocide)

The Buddhas of Bamiyan (Dari: بت بامیان‎; د باميانو بتان) were two 6th-century monumental statues of Gautam Buddha blown up in March 2001 by the Taliban.

Nuristan, in eastern Afghanistan, was formerly known as Kafiristan (کافرستان, “land of the infidels”) until the inhabitants were forcibly converted from ancient Hinduism to Islam in 1895, and thence the region has become known as Nuristan



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John E Marks

I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can