National Geographic : 2007 Sep
FLASHBACK Khan Games Children of Baluchistan's Khan of Kalat play on the palace grounds around 1950. Their father, Mir Ahmad Yar Khan, told journalist Sylvia A. Matheson-who took this photo-he'd designed his palace to resemble the Queen Mary, "with several 'decks' and his own personal quarters in the'Captain's Cabin' on the top'deck,'" she wrote. In 1948, Kalat became part of Pakistan. That nation's government later removed Mir Ahmad Yar Khan from power, though he was part of a brief, unsuccessful rebellion in 1958. As he barricaded himself within, "One shell from the encamped Pakistanis took off the top storey of the minaret attached to his private mosque by the side of the palace," noted Matheson. "A second shattered a corner of his living-room." -Margaret G. Zackowitz t Flashback Archive See all the photos plus e-greetings at ngm.com/0709. PHOTO:SYLVIAA. MATHESON,NATIONALGEOGRAPHICIMAGECOLLECTION NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC(ISSN0027-9358)IS PUBLISHEDMONTHLYBY THE NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY,1145 17THST.NW,WASHINGTON,DC 20036-4688.$34.00A YEARFOR U.S. DELIVERY,$6.00 PERSINGLECOPY(INCLUDESPOSTAGEAND HANDLING).IN CANADA,AGREEMENTNUMBER40063649,RETURNUNDELIVERABLECANADIANADDRESSESTO NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC,PO BOX 4412STN. A, TORONTO,ONTARIOM5W 3W2. UNITEDKINGDOMNEWSSTANDCOVERPRICE£3.95.PERIODICALSPOSTAGEPAIDAT WASHINGTON,DC, AND AT ADDITIONALMAILING OFFICES.POSTMASTER:SENDADDRESSCHANGESTO NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC,POBOX 63002,TAMPA,FL33663-3002.MEMBERS:IF THEPOSTALSERVICEALERTS USTHATYOURMAGAZINEIS UNDELIVERABLE,WEHAVE NO FURTHEROBLIGATIONUNLESSWE RECEIVEA CORRECTEDADDRESSWITHINTWOYEARS.