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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Travels Into Bokhara is available for download from Apple Books. 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. Volume 5 Sir Theodore Martin. 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. Volume 1 William Henry Smyth. Copyright-evidence Evidence reported by Alyson-Wieczorek for item travelsintobokha03burn on July 22, He spoke Hindi and Persian and was nicknamed Bokhara Burnes for his role in establishing contact with and exploring Bukhara, which made his name.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Description Aged sixteen, Alexander Burnes took up a post in the Bombay army, and speedily learned both Hindustani and Persian. His memoir, Travels into Bokharawas a bestseller when it was first published in Asem Abughazaleh rated it liked it Oct 30, For anyone who has worked or travelled in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan or Turkmenistan this is a gem.


Be the first one to write a review. Uploaded by Alyson-Wieczorek on July 22, He was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society the same year.

Travels into Bokhara (Volume 1 of 3) by Alexander Burnes

Travels into Bokhara; being the account of a journey from India to Cabool, Tartary and Persia; also, Narrative of a voyage on the Indus in the years, and British India, by A. Although in many cases the descriptions of the landscape can be tedious i.

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’.

Journey to Cabool; 5. War and Peace Leo Tolstoy. His account of these travels was a bestseller in its day and this brand new edition brings the heady sense of excitement, risk and zeal bursting from the pages. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of This three-volume account of his adventures, published inwas an instant bestseller.

On the restoration of Shah Shuja inBurnes became regular political agent at Kabul. Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! Despite the differences the land has undergone in nearly two hundred years, it is highly poignant relevant to activities in the same region today.

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. From Lands of Exile by Pierre Loti.


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They travelled in local dress and adopted whatever personas a situation required. He travelled simply, disguised as a local, but with his rapier-like mind, an ear for languages and an infectious charm and curiosity, he had a formidable arsenal of talents at his command. Burnes continued his diplomatic activities bokhata Afghanistan, but was murdered there by a mob in Click I Have iTunes to open it now. Abel rated it really liked it Mar 25, Very readable, not overwrought Victorian prose.

Other books in this series. A spectacular success with a very sorry end. Kelly rated it it was ok Aug 02, Balkh, and journey to Bokhara; 9. Memoirs of Alexis Soyer: This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat From Maine to the Mississippi by Yankee Girl. Book ratings by Goodreads. This book is not yet featured on Ihto. On the restoration of Shah Shuja inBurnes became regular political agent at Kabul, where he was attacked by the mob and killed in No trivia or quizzes yet.

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