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Journey to the North of India: Overland from England, through Russia, Persia, and Affghaunistaun

Arthur Conolly

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Cambridge University Press
21 August 2014
European history; Asian history; Classic travel writing
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, through the Caucasus, via Tiflis and Tehran, towards Herat.
By:   Arthur Conolly
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   Volume 1
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   560g
ISBN:   9781108069229
ISBN 10:   1108069223
Series:   Cambridge Library Collection - South Asian History
Pages:   440
Publication Date:   21 August 2014
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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.

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