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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Markus rated it it was amazing Jun 07, His account of these travels was bikhara bestseller in its day and this brand new edition brings the heady sense of excitement, risk and zeal bursting from the pages.
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Memoirs of Alexis Soyer: Inhe set off, with an army doctor, and two Indians as surveyor and secretary. Because of Sir Alexander’s supposed “womanizing” and the growing discontent of the people of Afghanistan against British occupation, a mob gathered and killed both Sir Alexander and his brother. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. He is commemorated in the name of the rufous-vented grass babbler Laticilla burnesii.
Shahid Parvez rated it it was amazing Dec 19, Madelaine rated it really liked it Jul 22, Retrieved 12 September Transferred to Kutch in as assistant to the political agent, he took an interest in the history and geography of north-western India and the adjacent countries, which had not yet been thoroughly explored by the British, then he went to Afghanistan.
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Explanatory notes on this edition were also helpful. He was nicknamed Bokhara Burnes for his role trwvels establishing contact with and exploring Bukharawhich made his name.
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Retrieved 20 December British India, by A. 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. Just a moment while we sign you alexajder to your Goodreads account.
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Having reached Bukhara, they continued overland to the Caspian Sea, and then to Tehran, returning to Bombay by sea in inyo Visit our Beautiful Boohara page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Overview Music Video Charts. His proposal in to undertake a journey of exploration through the valley of the Indus River was approved and in his and Henry Pottinger ‘s surveys of the Indus river would prepare the way for a future assault on the Sind to clear a path bokhra Central Asia.
We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. Manie rated it it was amazing Oct 17, Cambridge University Press, 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. An under-cover British agent on an intelligence gathering mission in thes, giving his first-hand account.
Travels into Bokhara (Volume 1 of 3) by Alexander Burnes
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 processrtavels won him a heroic reputation. Sean rated it really liked it Oct 30, Burnes was born in MontroseScotland, to the son of the local provost who was first cousin to tarvels poet Robert Burns.
On the restoration of Shah Shuja inBurnes became regular political agent at Kabul, where he was attacked by the mob and killed in From Lands of Exile by Pierre Loti. 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 alexandr 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.
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An account of his later labours was published in under the title of Travels into Bokhara, being alexandrr Account of a Journey from India to Cabool, Tartary and Persia.