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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Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Burnes was born in MontroseScotland, to the son of the local provost[1] who was first cousin to the poet Robert Burns.

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This page was last edited on 20 Decemberat The narrative [5] which he published on his visit to England in added immensely to contemporary knowledge of these countries, and was one of the most popular books of the time.

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Inthe publication of Burnes’s Travels into Bokhara made him a celebrity in London, where he travrls to packed halls and was even given an audience by the King. Inhe set off, with an army doctor, and two Indians as surveyor and secretary.

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By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. 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. Nice edition with explanatory notes. He spoke Hindi and Persian and was nicknamed Bokhara Burnes for his role in establishing contact with and exploring Bukhara, which made his name.


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Ahmad Zubair Fattahi rated it it was amazing Dec 02, 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 burnew grant the inquiry demanded in the House of Commons.

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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 towards Central Asia.

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Retrieved 12 September Lists with This Book. Afghanistan, one of the most remote and impoverished kingdoms in the world, found itself sandwiched between the rival British and Russian empires. Burnes was a humane man, far ahead of his time. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. 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.


What Is to be Done for Ireland? 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 Andrew Corcut rated it really liked it Apr 06, He was nicknamed Bokhara Burnes for his role in establishing contact with and exploring Bukhara, which made his name. 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.

Registered in England and Wales. Uploaded by Alyson-Wieczorek on July 22, Quarter blue cloth, brown paper over boards. Chris S rated it really liked it Jun 08, Sean rated it really liked it Oct 30, Abel rated it really liked it Mar 25, London 6 Volume Set London: 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.

Kelly rated it it was ok Aug 02, Intravelling in disguise, Burnes surveyed the route through Kabul to Bukhara and produced the first detailed accounts of Afghan politics. Open Preview See a Problem? He is commemorated in the name of the rufous-vented grass babbler Laticilla burnesii.

Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of 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. British India, by A.