Travels into Bokhara: A Journey from India to Cabool, Tartary, and Persia 1831 to 1833 Also, Narrative of a Voyage on the Indus, from the sea to Lahore (3 Vols. Set)

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Title:Travels into Bokhara: A Journey from India to Cabool, Tartary, and Persia 1831 to 1833 Also, Narrative of a Voyage on the Indus, from the sea to Lahore (3 Vols. Set)

ISBN:8120607929

Author:Alexander Burnes

Publisher:Asian Educational Service

Publish Year:2009

Edition:Reprinted Edition

Cover:Hard Back

Subject:Trek/Travel/Travel account

Language:English

Remarks:B&W Illustrations.

Pages:1161

Size:145 x 223 mm

Weight(gms):2005

Price:USD 54.59

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  • Alexander Burnes undertook his voyage, which lasted 3 years, from 1831-1833. Journeying up the Indus River, he plotted the course of the river and made his way to Lahore. He was one of the Great Gamers and was on a spying mission under the orders of the Supreme Government of India. From Lahore he went to Peshawar and then across the mountains to Kabul journeying further over the Hindu Kush mountains he went to Kunduz and Balkh. From there he went to Bokhara. Crossing the Turkman desert he reached Khorasan and them along the Caspian Sea to Persia. This 3 volume set is a mine of information on all aspects of the areas that he visited. The towns are described in detail, as are their histories, trade commerce, genealogies, military capabilities, navigation of the rivers. The third volume described his journey on the Indus to Lahore to give the presents that he received from the king of England to the court of Ranjit Singh at Lahore.

    Alexander Burnes

    Burnes was born in Montrose, Scotland, to the son of the local provost, who was first cousin to the poet Robert Burns At the age of sixteen, Alexander joined the army of the East India Company and while serving in India, he learned Hindi and Persian,, and obtained an appointment as interpreter at Surat in 1822. Transferred to Kutch in 1826 as assistant to the political agent, he took an interest in the history and geography of north-western India and the adjacent countries, which had not yet been thoroughly explored by the British, then he went to Afghanistan.
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