A Broad History of Real-World Events Related to Khaled Hosseini's And The Mountains Echoed

Events

Nabi is hired by Suleiman Wahdati

1947

The Events of Chapter #3: Spring of 1949

1949

Saboor's wife has recently died and left him caring for his two young children. Parwana is the caretaker of her disabled sister, Masooma.

The Events of Chapter #2: Fall of 1952

1952

We meet Saboor and his children as they make their way from Shadbagh to Kabul. Pari is sold to Nila Wahdati and her husband.

Suleiman has a stroke & Nila takes Pari to Paris, France

1955

Idris and Timur born

1968

Nila Wahdati's death

1974

Suleiman Wahdati's death

2001

The Events of Chapter #5: Spring of 2003

2003

Idris and Timur return to claim land in Afghanistan. The cousins meet nurse Amra Ademovic and "Roshi" Roshana, along with Mr. Markos Varvaris and Nabi.