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ABC 133 — Sangcharak

Bird's-eye view from the fort over the village of Tukzar / Sangcharak. The scene is looking like a ghost town, with not a single animal or human being visible. In the foreground some one- and two-storied houses with flat roofs, separated by mud walls. Behind the village ploughed fields and leafless trees. In the background lies an open valley with single houses and small hamlets on the soft slopes of hills.
[List:] 133. Sangchairak; from window in the Hakim’s house to the north.
[Photo recto:] 133.
  • Yate, C.E. (1888): Northern Afghanistan or Letters from the Afghan Boundary Commission, p. 239: “[…] Thence Captain Griesbach traversed the Sangjariak district, inhabited by a mixed population of some 4000 families of Hazarahs and Usbegs, to Darah Yusaf, crossing the Balkh Ab river by a bridge at Ak Koprak. […]”
  • Adamec , L.W. (1979): Mazar-i-Sharif and north-central Afghanistan, pp. 494-502, p. 497: “[…] ‘Tukzar is the residence of the Afghan Hakim of Sangcharak.’ […]”; p. 501: “[…] ‘The Hakim, in 1885-86, was Ali Jan Khan, an Afshar Kizilbash. His ordinary and official residence was in the fort at Tukzar, which is known to Afghans as Kala Sarkari of Sangcharak, or simply as Kala Sangcharak. There is a bazar there, of some 60 or 70 shops, which had been newly built by the Hakim in 1885.’ (Maitland).”
Image No
ABC 133
Afghan Boundary Commission 1884-86
ABC 3, Photographs 117 to 167
Sepia print, 152/200 mm
good, right margin faded, few mouldy spots
Lieu, date
Sangcharak, early Spring, 1886
  • 1.57 Pictures of Landscapes, Cities
  • 2.124 Mazar-e Sharif and N-Afghanistan
  • 4.365 Abdur Rahman Khan (1880-1901)
  • 4.416 GB Relations with Great Britain
  • Latitude / Longitude35.955250 / 66.434770
    Google Earth35°55ʹ N / 66°27ʹ E
    Survey of India MapSheet 33, Kalat-i-Ghilazai (1916): Tukzar (K. Sangcharak), 1 C

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