Travels Into Bokhara

Being the Account of a Journey from India to Cabool, Tartary and Persia. Also, Narrative of a Voyage on the Indus, from the Sea to Lahore, Performed Under the Orders of the Supreme Government of India in 1831, 1832, 1833

Author: Sir Alexander Burnes

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Travels into Bokhara

Author: Alexander Burnes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: History

Page: 388

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Aged sixteen, Alexander Burnes (1805-41) took up a post in the Bombay army, and speedily learned both Hindustani and Persian. His skills led him to political work, and he himself proposed a covert expedition to Bukhara, to survey the country, but also to observe the expansionist activities of the Russians in central Asia. In 1832, he set off, with an army doctor, and two Indians as surveyor and secretary. They travelled in local dress and adopted whatever personas a situation required. Having reached Bukhara, they continued overland to the Caspian Sea, and then to Tehran, returning to Bombay by sea in 1833. This three-volume account of his adventures, published in 1834, was an instant bestseller. Volume 1 describes the journey to Bukhara, through Afghanistan into barely explored territory. Burnes continued his diplomatic activities in Afghanistan, but was murdered there by a mob in 1841.

Travels Into Bokhara

Containing the Narrative of a Voyage on the Indus from the Sea to Lahore and an Account of a Journey from India to Cabool, Tartary and Persia in the Years 1831, 1832, and 1833

Author: Sir Alexander Burnes

Publisher: Eland Pub Limited

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Category: Travel

Page: 240

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This brand new edition brings the heady sense of excitement, risk, and zeal bursting from the pages, as a young intelligence agent from Downing Street explores 19th century Lahor, Kabul, Persia, and many more far-flung places.

Travels Into Bokhara

Narrative of a Voyage by the River Indus. Memoir of the Indus and Its Tributary Rivers in the Punjab

Author: Sir Alexander Burnes

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

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Category: History

Page: 370

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This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!

Travels Into Bokhara; Being the Account of a Journey from India to Cabool, Tartary, and Persia; Also, Narrative of a Voyage on the Indus. from the Sea to Lahore, With Presents from the King of Great Britain;

Performed Under the Orders of the Supreme Gove

Author: Sir Alexander Burnes

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

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Category: History

Page: 508

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This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!