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Journey to the North of India Overland from England, Through Russia, Persia, and Affghaunistaun by Arthur Conolly
  

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

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - South Asian History Series

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Journey to the North of India Overland from England, Through Russia, Persia, and Affghaunistaun by Arthur Conolly

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.

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Publication date

19th January 2014

Author

Arthur Conolly

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Publisher

Cambridge University Press an imprint of Cambridge Library Collection

Format

Paperback
456 pages

Categories

Asian history
European history
Classic travel writing

ISBN

9781108069236

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