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The Complete Bibliography & Acknowledgements
of the Novel Nihshabdo Pahar
"The Silent Mountain"
Shuvadeep Barua



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I would like to express my deep gratitude to Dr. Richard F. Strand (former Professor of Anthropological Linguistics Study, Colonel University, USA) and Dr. Michael Witzel (Professor of Department of South Asian Studies, Harvard University, USA), whose various researches on languages and Socio-Religious characteristics of ancient inhabitants of Hindukush Mountain, the history of Dardic People, and related Indo-European Language Studies, had always kept an open door to me as vast resource of knowledge. I am extremely obliged to their silent guidance by their published books, research and document papers, and websites.

I would like to express my deep gratitude to Prof. Gautam Bhadra (National Professor of India, Former Professor of Department of History, University of Calcutta, India), whose published books and papers on History of Mughal-India helped me to conceptualize critical historical aspects of that period.

I would also like to express my deep gratitude to my respected teacher Dr. Abhijit Mukherjee (Professor of Department of Electrical Engineering, and School of Foreign language, Jadavpur University, India) for his warm and enthusiastic encouragement and useful critiques of this work.



Special Thanks to:

Abad Hasan (Afghanistan, USA), Abdullahdi Haydaran (Afghanistan, USA), Abi Mehandi (Afghanistan, USA), Amna Jalalabadi (Afghanistan), Babak Fakeamzedah (Iran, USA), Ehsan-Ullah Faizi (Afghanistan, USA), Hadiya Ayub (Afghanistan, USA), Irina Dvoretskaya (Russia), Javed Bashir (Afghanistan), Maham Khan (Pakistan), Mariyam Kargar (Afghanistan, USA), Dr. Miah Rashiduzzman (BanglaDesh), Mirza Ahmad Hasan Kohistani (Afghanistan), Mohammad Edris Karimi (Afghanistan), Mohebullah Barakzai (Afghanistan), Nadir Md. Ahmadzai (Afghanistan), Nargis Bannu Afghani (Afghanistan), Nikky Kachatryan (Russia, UK), Pir Raham Gir (Pakistan), Princess Homairah (Afghanistan), Qadir Panah (Afghanistan), Sadaf Jan (Afghanistan), Said Asif Imtiyaz (Pakistan, USA), Sardar Mujtaba Roshan (Afghanistan), Sayyid Ismachi Ali Ashque (Tajikistan), Seeta Pamir (Tajikistan, UK), Shamshad Mohmand (Afghanistan), Sonia Khan (Pakistan), Vladimir Trifonov (Russia), Zabiullah Haidary (Afghanistan, USA) Zahira Tanha Zahira (Afghanistan, USA), Zainab Ahmadzai (Pakistan).

My very special thanks to:-

Afghana Music Private Limited, Afghanistan. Al-Zazeera News, South and Central Asia, ( American Broadcasting Company, USA. American Hellenic Institute, USA, ( Amtrak, National Railway Passenger Corporation, USA. AnandaBazar Patrika, India, ( Aqua, USA. Ariana Music, Afghanistan. Baudin Bakery, USA. BBC Pashto, Pakistan & Afghanistan. British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC News, UK. British Chess Magazine, UK. British Council Library, Kolkata, India. CBS Broadcasting, Inc, USA. CNN, USA. Coca-Cola Inc, USA. Der Spiegel, Germany, ( Edinburgh Chess Cub, Edinburgh, Scotland. Embassy of United States Kabul, Afghanistan. Facebook, Inc, USA, ( Fédération Internationale des échecs (World Chess Federation), Greece. General Electric Company, USA. Google Inc, USA, ( Greek Corner Restaurant, NY, USA. Hard Rock Cafe, NY, USA. Harvard University, USA. Hashoo Group (Hotel), Pakistan. Hotel Chanakyapuri, India. Hotel Noorjahan, Kandahar, Afghanistan. Hubbly Bubbly Hookah Lounge, AZ, USA. Indian Railways, India. International Society for Krishna Consciousness, USA. Iqbal Academy, Lahore, Pakistan. J A B Stuart School, USA. Jadavpur University, India, ( Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation, India. ( Kabul University, Afghanistan, ( L’Oreal S.A. Land Rover, UK. Leopold Café, Mumbai, India. Levi Strauss & Co, USA. M&M’s, USA. Macy Mall, USA. Marshal Chess Club, NY, USA. Mercedes-Benz, USA. Ministry of Information and Culture, Afghanistan, ( Ministry of Tourism, Pakistan. Mr. Viswnathan Anand. Mrs. Nazia Hasan, USA. MTV NY, USA. National Broadcasting Company, USA. National Geographic Society, National Geographic Channel, USA. National Highway Authority, Pakistan. New Yorker, USA. Nirvana, USA. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, USA. Open Magazine ( Pelican, Switzerland. Philip Morris International, USA. Pima Elementary School, AZ, USA. Playboy Enterprises, USA. Pravda, Russia. ( Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan. Radio Kabul, Afghanistan. Ramkrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata, India. RCA Corporation, USA. Renault SA, France. Revolutionary Association of Woman of Afghanistan, ( Royal Enfield, India. Samaa TV, Pakistan. Saregama India Limited, India. Scribd Inc, USA, ( Sensei’s Library, Japan, ( Serena Hotel Groups, (Asia), Afghanistan. Sony Corporation, Japan. The Guardian, UK. The Huffington Post, UK. The Kabul Times, Afghanistan. The New York Times, USA. The Telegraph, India, ( The Times of India, India. Time Incorporated, USA. Tolo TV, Afghanistan. Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan. Twitter, Inc, USA, (, UN News Centre, United Nations. University of Calcutta, India, ( University of California, Barkley, USA. University of Chicago, USA. University of Peshawar, Pakistan. University of Tehran, Iran, ( Volkswagen, Germany. (Wikimedia Foundation), USA.

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