Warrior Race: A Journey Through the Land of the Tribal Pathans
Chatto and Windus, 1993. First edition, first printing. A fine copy only marked by a bookseller sticker to the front pastedown. The d/w is unclipped and near fine with a slight sun shadow to the rear panel. Overall this is a superb copy. Scans available if required.
Imran Khan's family are Pathans from the fiercely independent tribal areas of the north-west frontier province of Pakistan and in this book he describes their way of life, culture and traditions. The author makes a journey through wild and hostile terrain, finding a proud and warlike people who received him with great generosity and quiet courtesy. Every Pathan male carries a gun and defends his independence and the honour of his family and his tribe, to the death.