At the age of only twenty six, Alexander Burnes proved himself to be one of the most effective intelligence agents of his time. Making two dangerous journeys. Captain Sir Alexander Burnes Kt FRS (16 May – 2 November ) was a British explorer and diplomat associated with The Great Game. He was nicknamed Bokhara Burnes for his role in establishing contact with his name. His memoir, Travels into Bokhara, was a bestseller when it was first published in Burnes, Alexander: Travels into Bokhara: containing the narrative of a voyage on the Indus from the sea to Lahore, and an account of a.

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This edition brings the heady sense of excitement, risk and zeal bursting from the pages. Despite the differences the land has undergone in nearly two hundred years, it is highly poignant relevant to activities in the same region today. Cambridge University Press, Making two dangerous journeys beyond the frontiers of the Indian Empire, he reported back via the East India Company to Downing Street on the geography and politics of the kingdoms that lay to the northwest as far as fabled Bokhara.

Travels Into Bokhara

Burnes was born in MontroseScotland, to the son of the local provost[1] who was first cousin to the poet Robert Burns. General and geographical memoir on the part of Central Asia. Middlethought rated it it was amazing Aug 05, Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Although in many cases the descriptions of the landscape can be tedious i. Sean rated it really liked it Oct 30, The reader has a lot also to gain by appreciating the ways he traveled in each region change of medium, clothes, habits and the ways he built his relationships with the different people.


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The hazardous nature of the expedition, and the mode in which it could be best accom plished, required consideration. In the following years, in company with Mohan Lalhis bkhara continued through Afghanistan across the Hindu Kush to Bukhara in what is modern Uzbekistan and Persia.

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An account of his later labours was published in under the title of Travels into Bokhara, being an Account of a Journey from India to Cabool, Tartary and Persia. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! Goodreads helps you keep track alexznder books you want to read.

Sherratt and Hughes, p. Nice edition with explanatory notes. His memoir, Travels into Bokharawas a bestseller when it was first published in By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Enjoyable and insightful This is the travel log of an explorer, adventurer, diplomat and spy.

The classic Great Game period is generally regarded as running approximately from the Russo-Persian Treaty of to the Anglo-Russian Convention ofin which nations like the Emirate of Bukhara fell. Travels into Bokhara [continued] book I.

Travels into Bokhara

Table of contents Preface; 1. Alexander Burnes was a British adventurer and employee of the East India Company during this turbulent era. Travels into Bokhara; being the account of a journey from India to Cabool, Tartary and Persia; also, Narrative of a voyage on the Indus in the years, and Gurpreet Singh rated it really liked it Jan 30, Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

Uploaded by Alyson-Wieczorek on July 22, British control in India made the Russians suspect an intention to move northwards through Afghanistan; conversely, the British feared that India was sought by Russia. This book is not yet featured boknara Listopia.

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