Theodore Leighton Pennell was a Christian missionary and doctor who lived among the tribes of Afghanistan. For his work in founding a missionary hospital in Bannu, he received the Kaisar-i-Hind Medal for Public Service in India.
Modern Pakistan is filled with myths about “the Afghan character,” particular to its urban middle class. As a result, students of Pakistani politics frequently encounter bizarrely colonial appraisals of “culturally Afghan” groups in Pakistan. More»