The Kite Runner and the History of Afghanistan

Timeline created by PenelopeWatson
  • Amir is Born

    "It was there, in that little shack, that Hassan was born in the winter of 1964, just one year after my mother died giving birth to me"(Hosseini 6).
  • The Afghan Communist Party Forms

    Afghan Communist party secretly forms. The group's principal leaders are Babrak Karmal and Nur Mohammed Taraki.
  • Hassan has a surgery to fix his cleft lip

    "The surgery went well. We were all a little shocked when they first removed the bandages, but kept our smiles just as Dr. Kumar had instructed us"(Hosseini 46).
  • Amir Wins Kite Running Contest

    "In the winter of 1975, I saw Hassan run a kite for the last time"(Hosseini 55).
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    Government proposes new constitution

    Khan proposes a new constitution that grants women rights and works to modernize the largely communist state. He also cracks down on opponents, forcing many suspected of not supporting Khan out of the government.