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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 2 recounts the time Conolly spent in Afghanistan. Included also are appendices addressing the possible overland invasion of India as well as the history of Afghanistan.
By:   Arthur Conolly
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   Volume 2
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   580g
ISBN:   9781108069236
ISBN 10:   1108069231
Series:   Journey to the North of India 2 Volume Set
Pages:   456
Publication Date:   21 August 2014
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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; Index.

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