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The Resource 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, Alexander Burnes ; edited by Kathleen Hopkirk

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, Alexander Burnes ; edited by Kathleen Hopkirk

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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
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Travels into Bokhara
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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
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Alexander Burnes ; edited by Kathleen Hopkirk
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eng
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Before Thesiger, T.E.Lawrence and Richard Burton, there was an even greater traveller in the heroic British tradition of the recklessly adventurous, amateur scholar Alexander Burnes. This slightly built, wiry young Scotsman, had a rapier-like mind, sharp, quick and decisive. Sent to India aged just sixteen to make his fortune, he soon revealed an extraordinary talent for languages, combined with a boyish charm, insatiable curiosity and irrepressible enthusiasm. By the age of 26 he had so impressed his superiors that he was entrusted with the task of journeying up the Indus, ostensibly with a gift of horses from King George to the Maharajah of Lahore. In reality he was acting as a diplomat and spy, assessing both the territory and the calibre of the warrior-kingdoms on the western frontier of the British Raj. Having succeeded, he was then despatched on a much more dangerous mission, to explore the political and ethnic realities amongst the Khanates of Afghanistan and Central Asia. The subsequent account of these travels, was a best-seller in its day
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1805-1841
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Burnes, Alexander
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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Hopkirk, Kathleen
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  • Burnes, Alexander
  • Pakistan
  • Asia, Central
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adult
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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, Alexander Burnes ; edited by Kathleen Hopkirk
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Edited edition
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xii, 240 pages
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regular print reproduction
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9781906011710
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
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  • (Sirsi) a63397
  • (Sirsi) a63397
Label
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, Alexander Burnes ; edited by Kathleen Hopkirk
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Edited edition
Extent
xii, 240 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781906011710
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a63397
  • (Sirsi) a63397

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