Arminius Vambery in early youth developed an interest in the languages of Europe and Asia, and later he got involved with the reciprocal relations of languages. He went to Constantinople, and his stay in Turkish houses and frequent visits to Islamic Schools transformed him into a Turk-an Efendi. He travelled further East, covering the whole of Central Asia.
The book gives a description of the author’s journey from Teheran, to notices concerning the geography, statistics, politics, and social relations of Central Asia. Originally published in 1864, has now been reissued in the interest of students and scholars alike.
Colonel HC. Wylly serving the British Regiment in the 1890s found hardly any information of the country immediately beyond the North-West border. In this book, he deals in detail with the tribes of the North-West and the military relations British had with them.
The author describes the more turbulent of the tribes beyond the border, the countries they inhabited and the campaigns which had been undertaken against them.
This travel account by a British Counsul-General, was written with a first-hand knowledge of the people, their art, folklore, and customs. Having posted at Kashgar in Chinese Turkistan during the 1920s, Sir Clarmont Skrine and his wife, both adventurous, and with insatiable quest for acquiring more information of this unexplored areas spent their time touring, exploring, and mapping the high mountains.
This book has some superb photographs which show the author’s skill in photography.
Given the salience of ideologised forms of religion in fanning or justifying conflicts in different parts of the world today, formulating new understandings of religion that can play a positive role in promoting inter community relations and social justice is an urgent necessity. This is as true of the Islamic case as it is of all other religions. This book, a collection of interviews with Indian and Pakistani Muslim activists and ulema, seeks to provide a broad perspective on a socially engaged understanding of Islam that tries to creatively deal with several issues of contemporary concern, particularly those relating to inter faith relations, social justice and peace. ISBN: 8188869098 Publisher: GLOBAL MEDIA PUBLICATIONS
A work of great value, not merely on account of its splendid illustrations, but for the value of material it contains. This study by an adventurous traveller, an authentic and amusing writer deals in detail the Botany, Geology and Ethnology of the region and is considered a masterpiece since its first publication in 1860.
This book of travel must take a rank in the geographical literature.