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Book Title: Travels into Bokhara|
The author of the book: Alexander Burnes
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 497 KB
ISBN 13: 9781365282751
Date of issue: July 25th 2016
Read full description of the books:Sir Alexander Burnes (1805 - 1841) was a British adventurer, spy and employee of the East India Company. Burnes kept a lively, detailed record of his trail-blazing journey across Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, the Indian sub-continent and beyond which he later published in three volumes to great acclaim, entitled Travels into Bokhara: A Voyage up the Indus to Lahore and a Journey to Cabool, Tartary and Persia.
Read information about the authorCaptain Sir Alexander Burnes, FRS was a Scottish traveller and explorer who took part in The Great Game. He was nicknamed Bokhara Burnes for his role in establishing contact with and exploring Bukhara, which made his name. His memoir, Travels into Bokhara, was a bestseller when it was first published in 1835.
He advised Lord Auckland to support Dost Mohammed on the throne of Kabul, but the viceroy preferred to follow the opinion of Sir William Hay Macnaghten and reinstated Shah Shuja, thus leading to the disasters of the First Afghan War. On the restoration of Shah Shuja in 1839, Burnes became regular political agent at Kabul, where he was attacked by the mob and killed in 1841. His Cabool: Being a Personal Narrative of a Journey to, and Residence in that City was published posthumously in 1842.
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