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Journey to the North of India

Journey to the North of India
Overland from England, through Russia, Persia, and Affghaunistaun
2 Volume Set

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - South Asian History

  • Date Published: August 2014
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108070171

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  • The Great Game, a coinage credited to the British officer Arthur Conolly (1807–42), refers to the nineteenth-century rivalry between Britain and Russia as each power sought supremacy in Central Asia. In a climate of tension and suspicion that the Russians might attempt to invade India via Afghanistan, Conolly, returning from sick leave in England, embarked in 1829 on an expedition through the region. His narrative provides observations on the various Asiatic peoples he encountered, including the social, religious and political aspects of their cultures. He describes also the many dangers he had to deal with, requiring him to assume a series of false identities. The risks that Conolly faced were underscored some years later, when he was captured and executed in Bukhara. Volume 1 recounts the first part of his journey, from St Petersburg towards Herat. Volume 2 recounts the time he spent in Afghanistan, with appendices on the possible invasion of India and the country's history.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108070171
    • length: 896 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 1.13kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. St Petersburgh
    2. Journey recommenced
    3. Assumed character
    4. Tribes of the desert
    5. A present to our hostess
    6. Peerwullee
    7. Departure of Peerwullee
    8. Suspicious guide
    9. Pilfering of our baggage
    10. Departure from Astrabad
    11. Road to Meyer
    12. Meshed the Holy
    13. Interior of the sanctuary
    14. Khaff
    15. Visit from the Meerza Abdool Jowaut
    16. Hatred of the sects of the Sheahs and Soonnees
    17. Difficulty of obtaining money
    18. Departure from Meshed with the Affghaun army
    19. Rosanuck. Volume 2:
    1. Capabilities of Persian Khorassaun
    2. Excursion to the village of Gauzer Gau
    3. Kamrun's march upon Candahar
    4. Barter for provisions
    5. Arrival at Girishk
    6. Departure from Munsoor Khan
    7. Khojeh Amraun, Speen Taizhe, and Toba Hills
    8. Pisheen superstitions
    9. Preparations for starting
    10. The Attun dance
    11. Ride to Muchee
    12. Halt at Shikarpore
    13. Departure from Rohree
    Overland invasion of India
    Affghaun history

  • Author

    Arthur Conolly

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