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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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Kelly rated it it was ok Aug 02, Alexander Burnes was a British adventurer and employee of the East India Company during this turbulent era.

It came to light in that some of Burnes’ dispatches from Kabul in had been altered to convey opinions that had not been his, but Lord Palmerston refused after so long to grant the inquiry demanded in the House of Commons.

Explanatory notes on this edition were also bokhars. Alexander Burnes at Wikipedia’s sister projects. Ahmad Zubair Fattahi rated it it was amazing Dec 02, Preview — Travels into Bokhara by Alexander Burnes.

In the following years, in company with Mohan Lalhis travels continued through Afghanistan across the Hindu Kush to Bukhara in what is modern Uzbekistan and Persia. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Across the Punjab to the Indus; 3. He was nicknamed Bokhara Burnes for his role in establishing contact with and exploring Bukhara, which made his name. On the restoration of Shah Shuja inBurnes became regular political agent at Kabul, where he was attacked by the mob and killed in Middlethought rated it it was amazing Aug 05, A Short History of the Crusades by J.


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Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Retrieved 12 September 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. Volume 2 James Fitzjames Stephen. Chris S rated it really liked it Jun 08, This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat Collection cdl ; americana.

Travels into Bokhara: A Voyage up the Indus to Lahore and a Journey to Cabool, Tartary & Persia

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Manie rated it it was amazing Oct 17, We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. He is commemorated in the name of the rufous-vented grass babbler Laticilla burnesii. Soon after his return to India in he was appointed to the court of Sindh to secure a treaty for the navigation of traveps Indus and in he undertook a political mission to Dost Mohammed Khan at Kabul.

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Travels Into Bokhara is available for download from Apple Books. Journey to Cabool; 5. Copyright-evidence Evidence reported by Alyson-Wieczorek for item travelsintobokha03burn on July 22, He was nicknamed Bokhara Burnes for his role in establishing contact with and exploring Bukharawhich made his name.

Inhe set off, with an army doctor, and two Indians as surveyor and secretary.

Travels Into Bokhara

Andrew Lembke rated it really liked it Jan 19, Shahid Parvez rated it it was amazing Dec 19, He spoke Hindi and Persian and was nicknamed Bokhara Burnes for his role in establishing contact with and exploring Bukhara, which made his name. Andrew Corcut rated it really liked it Apr 06, Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Sherratt and Hughes, p. They travelled in local dress and adopted whatever personas a situation required.


Journey over the Hindoo Koosh, or Snowy Mountains; 7. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Nice edition with explanatory notes. Customer Ratings We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this book. Volume 1 describes the journey to Bukhara, through Afghanistan into barely explored territory.

Books by Alexander Burnes. A spectacular success with a very sorry end. The hazardous nature of the expedition, and the mode in which it could be best accom plished, required consideration. Prabhu Megharaj rated it it was amazing Nov 20, The prose of the time is zlexander and dynamic, but you get a true sense of the land and people as Alexander’s mission travels through the north west frontier.

His Lordship was of opinion that a knowledge of the general condition of the countries through which I was to travel, would be useful to the British Government, independent of other ad vantages which might be expected from such a journey. Although the text bokuara a little dry travel plodding and slow for me to read, and although most of the author’s travels were in countries that I have no immediate intention of visiting such as Afghanistan and Pakistanit was still interesting and enjoyable to read an almost year old travelogue bokgara getting to Bukhara and what is now modern Uzbekistan.

This new digital edition of Travels into Bokhara – Volume I has an image gallery with illustrations referenced by Burnes, including a plate of the original Buddhas of Bamiyan, the giant Buddha icons dynamited and destroyed by the Taliban in