Ghorbat - History



Ghorbat history is based entirely on oral traditions. These stories invariably point to an Iranian origin, and, like the folk histories of many other peoples of the region, that of the Ghorbat posits a link with Sāssānian epic heroes and royalty. The ancestors of the Ghorbat are said to have been gold- and silversmiths who, for political and religious reasons, fled eastward into Afghanistan at a mythical point in time located simultaneously in the Sāssānian era and at the time of the prophet Mohammed. In the 1970s they were Afghan citizens, held identity cards, and were conscripted.


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