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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Manie rated it it was amazing Oct 17, alexanderr Retrieved 20 December The classic Great Game period is generally regarded as running approximately from the Russo-Persian Treaty of to the Anglo-Russian Convention ofin which nations like the Emirate of Bukhara fell. 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. Abhinaba Dattachaudhuri rated it it was amazing May 18, Being a Personal Narrative of a Travrls to, and Residence in that City was published posthumously in Nice edition with explanatory notes.

Although in many cases the descriptions tarvels the landscape can be tedious i. The design received the most liberal en couragement from the Governor-general of India, Lord William Bentinck, whom I joined at Simla, in the Himalaya Mountains, after the termination of my mission to Lahore. Return to Book Page.

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British India, by A. He was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society the same year. We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. He was rumored to be a spy during the first Afghan War and was knighted by Queen Victoria for his clandestine services during the conflict. This three-volume account of his adventures, published inwas an instant bestseller.


The calmness with which he continued at his post despite the threat to his life, and the ferocity with which he fought after the death of his political assistant Major William Broadfoot killing six assailants in the process[11] won him a heroic reputation.

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Reading this book you become a companion of Burnes in his primitive mission, mapping a relatively unknown area of the world unknown even in modern time for many of us. This edition brings the heady sense of excitement, risk and zeal bursting from the pages. At the age of only twenty six, Alexander Burnes proved himself to be one of the most effective intelligence agents of his time.

Having reached Bukhara, they continued overland to the Caspian Sea, and then to Tehran, returning to Bombay by sea in Overview Music Video Charts. Copyright-evidence Evidence reported by Alyson-Wieczorek for item travelsintobokha03burn on July 22, Looking for beautiful books?

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It would have been objectionable, and ihto imprudent, to have entered the countries lying between India and Europe, as I had voyaged on the Indus, an accredited agent; and I was directed to appear which I myself had suggested as a private individual. DL rated it really liked it Feb 11, Gift, Kurt and Pamela Meyer, Wilson and James Prinsep.

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Travels into Bokhara; being the account of a journey from India to Cabool, Tartary and Persia; also, Narrative of a voyage on the Indus, from the burens to Lahore, with presents from the king of Great Britain; performed under the orders of the supreme government of India, in the years, and Item Preview.


Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Hokhara trivia or quizzes yet. Published May 14th by Eland first published Inthe publication of Burnes’s Travels into Bokhara made him a celebrity in London, where he lectured to packed halls and was even ihto an audience by the King.

British control in India made the Russians suspect an intention to move northwards through Afghanistan; conversely, the British feared that India was sought by Russia.

Invisible Helpers by Charles Webster Leadbeater. Book ratings by Goodreads. Aliisa rated it liked it Dec 31, Description Alexander Burnes travelled up the Indus to Lahore and to the Khanates of Afghanistan and Central Asia in the s, spying on behalf of the British Government in what was to become known as the ‘Great Game’.


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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikisource. For anyone who has worked or travelled in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan or Turkmenistan this is a gem.

Want to Read saving…. Books by Alexander Aledander. Despite the differences the land has undergone in nearly two hundred years, it is highly poignant relevant to activities in the same region today.

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Sean rated it really liked it Oct 30, Very readable, not overwrought Victorian prose. Asem Abughazaleh rated it liked it Oct 30, Observations on Lieutenant Burnes’s alexabder of Bactrian and other coins by H.