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Despite Cultures: Early Soviet Rule in Tajikistan

 Author: Botakoz Kassymbekova  Category: Central Asia, History, Identity, Tajikistan  Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press  Publication Date: 2016  Language: English  Link to Publisher

Despite Cultures examines the realities of Soviet state-building in Tajikistan throughout the 1920s and 1930s. Based on extensive archival research, Kassymbekova analyzes the tactics adopted by both central and peripheral elites to produce governance structures in this southern borderland.