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Book Title: Cabool|
The author of the book: Alexander Burnes
Edition: Book Jungle
Date of issue: August 28th 2008
Format files: PDF
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ISBN 13: 9781438501352
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Alexander Burns (1805 - 1841) recounts in his personal memoir his time journeying to and living in Cabool from 1836-38. Burnes took part in the Great Game, a rivalry between the British Empire and Russia for supremacy in Central Asia which began with the Russo-Persian Treaty of 1813 and lasted until the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907. He left Bombay in 1836 and traveled in and around Afghanistan until 1838. His narrative gave Britain its first in depth study of this area. British curiosity about exotic lands made his book immensely popular.
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Read information about the authorCaptain Sir Alexander Burnes, FRS was a Scottish traveller and explorer who took part in The Great Game. He was nicknamed Bokhara Burnes for his role in establishing contact with and exploring Bukhara, which made his name. His memoir, Travels into Bokhara, was a bestseller when it was first published in 1835.
He advised Lord Auckland to support Dost Mohammed on the throne of Kabul, but the viceroy preferred to follow the opinion of Sir William Hay Macnaghten and reinstated Shah Shuja, thus leading to the disasters of the First Afghan War. On the restoration of Shah Shuja in 1839, Burnes became regular political agent at Kabul, where he was attacked by the mob and killed in 1841. His Cabool: Being a Personal Narrative of a Journey to, and Residence in that City was published posthumously in 1842.
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