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Travels Into Bokhara: Being The Account Of A Journey From India To Cabool, Tartary And Persia, 1831-1833, Also, Narrative of a Voyage On The Indus, From The Sea To Lahore (3 Vols.)

Price : $139.50
ISBN # : 9788120607927
Author : Alexander Burnes
pages: 1161
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 3
Publisher : Asian Educational Services
Published : 2009

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 Govt. of India. From Lahore he went to Peshawar and thence 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.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Wednesday 09 March, 2011.
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