Describes British relations with the Pashtun tribes of Waziristan in the years after the annexation of the Punjab in 1849, offering the most detailed historical account that has so far been written of relations between the British Government of India and the tribes along this (or any) part of the north-west Frontier in this period.

chapter 1|23 pages

A Land of Insolence

chapter 2|18 pages

First Acquaintance

chapter 3|13 pages

Negotiation and Conciliation

chapter 4|20 pages

A Cactus Hedge

chapter 5|17 pages

Every Peon with a Badge is Our Master

chapter 6|16 pages

A Fresh Start

chapter 7|12 pages

Direct Communication

chapter 8|21 pages

Triumph and Disaster

chapter 9|20 pages

Satisfaction in the Eyes of the People

chapter 10|21 pages

Influences on British Tribal Policy

chapter 11|21 pages

Tribe and State in Waziristan 1849-83

chapter 12|13 pages


chapter 13|12 pages

Summary and Conclusions

part |2 pages

Abbreviations Used in the Notes

chapter |10 pages


chapter |3 pages